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The Obama administration is facing criticism for prosecutions brought under the US Espionage Act against government employees accused of leaking sensitive information. Some accuse the US government of over-reacting, following the release of files by Wikileaks.
Even PJ Crowley, a former spokesman at the US state department says too much government information is classified.
Originally posted by Firefly_
Of course it is, nobody likes a snitch. If you snitch on a criminal they will come for you, it is that simple.
Originally posted by IsaacKoi
Part of the problem is: who decides if it is in the public interest to keep information secret?:
(a) The (elected) government? or
(b) each and every individual that works for that government?
(c) someone else (such as a judge)?edit on 16-7-2011 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mileysubet
Can you really pick and choose what parts of a contract to follow and which ones not to?
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
Next thing you know, whistleblowers in the private sector that leak company information regarding possible crimes they may be engaged in will be fired for leaking company secrets.