Bolton Attacks Obama for Wikileaks, Beclowns Self
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton has a piece on Wikileaks in the Guardian’s “Comment is free” section today: WikiLeaks cables: Barack Obama is a bigger danger.
It’s a slightly less crazed version of yesterday’s whacked out Pamela Geller rant (which makes sense, given that Bolton wrote the foreword for Geller’s book). Bolton turns everything about Wikileaks into an attack on the Obama administration; “weak, wrong-headed, erratic, incorrect, uncomprehending, not interested, indifferent, failing, unwilling to act,” etc.
After several paragraphs of this kind of stuff, here’s the real kicker:
The more appropriate response is to prosecute everyone associated with these leaks to the fullest extent of US law, which the justice department at least appears to be considering.
Oh, for Pete’s sake. After whining and complaining and twisting and distorting everything about the Wikileaks scandal into a complete failure for Obama, suddenly Bolton admits that the administration’s Justice Department is already taking the action Bolton himself thinks is appropriate.
Rarely have I seen such a monumental self-beclowning.
Bolton’s other recommendation is to have the Pentagon stage cyber attacks against servers hosting Wikileaks.
Finally, the Pentagon’s cyber-warriors need target practice in this new form of combat, and they could long ago have practised by obliterating WikiLeaks’ electrons. Had we acted after the first release in July, there might not have been subsequent leaks, and lives and critical interests would have been protected.
Yeah, obliterate them electrons! Great idea. The US government attacking privately owned web servers that host material it doesn’t like. What could possibly go wrong?
Excuse me, I think I need an ibuprofen after this one.