Regarding the latest Wikileaks release, a Republican congressman said this:
New York Rep. Peter King, ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, urged Attorney General Eric Holder to prosecute Assange and urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to designate his group a foreign terrorist organization, in letters sent out over the weekend.
“This is extremely damaging to U.S. troops, U.S. interests and U.S. intelligence,” King told MyFox New York on Monday.
He said that labeling the group a foreign terrorist organization would allow the United States to seize its assets and stop other entities from cooperating with it.
“They are engaged in terrorist activity. What they’re doing is clearly aiding and abetting terrorist groups,” King said. “Either we’re serious about this or we’re not.”
Among the issues raised by the leaking of those cables was the fact that Saudi Arabia (who the U.S. government, in our names, sells military technology to) is still the largest source of funding for al-qaeda. Or does that not count?