anybody human wrote:The most interesting thing to me about all the wikileaks document releases has been how realistic and accurate the reporting of diplomats and even military intelligence has been. It's the people at the top who make the decisions that I often disagree with, but for the most part they're getting accurate information.
Also, it's striking how much of the government's efforts and energy is spent on the post 9/11 focus on terrorism. The so-called whack-a-mole while neglecting long term strategic thinking about economic competitiveness.
thats sort of the terrifying thing that wiki leaks is uncovering. the information is all good, but the decisions are not. I think the whole decision making process needs to be made public so that people can understand, and hold people accountable.
like, all the countries getting up in an uproar because some diplomat dissed them. you're working in the the interest of the public, and dissing other countries under our breath is not really in our interest... they're decisions aren't really they're personal decisions, they're ours, and we have a right to know what we're doing.
I think with the cover taken off the machine so we can see how it really works gives us the people a good chance to balance the system.
that said, they do have to be a little more carful with sensitive tactical information. like the list of all the critical tactical points in canada that would cripple us as well as the states really didn't need to be published...