I don’t follow WikiLeaks very closely, but I do pay attention. My brief thoughts are this: anytime the secrecy of the State’s illegal and unethical activities (and probably all military activities match this description), for the populace to know puts this illegal activity in its place. So WikiLeaks is a good thing. While some of my friends might claim that “some things need to be kept secret,” illegal and unethical activity must be exposed.
Ron Holland wrote on LewRockwell.com:
It is time to open the closed doors of misinformation and lies from institutions ranging from the Social Security Administration, the Federal Reserve, Treasury and Fort Knox to Wall Street and the global banking establishment. From TSA and Homeland Security to wasteful spending and corruption at all levels of government and special interests like big oil, big pharma, the military industrial complex and the agricultural and food cartels which threaten the health of Americans.
Long live freedom! Long live WikiLeaks!