måndag 29 november 2010

Hillary Clinton fördömer Wikileaks

Utrikesminister Hillary Clinton höll idag en presskonferens där hon fördömde Wikileaks för det senaste offentliggörandet av hemliga regeringsdokument och förklarade att den här läckan inte bara var en attack mot amerikansk utrikespolitik utan också mot det internationella samfundet.

Hon förklarade också att det funnits stunder när läckta hemligheter har avslöjat missdåd i historien, detta var dock inte ett sådant tillfälle - tvärtom så skulle denna läcka orsaka missdåd:

I am aware that some may mistakenly applaud those responsible, so I want to set the record straight: There is nothing laudable about endangering innocent people, and there is nothing brave about sabotaging the peaceful relations between nations on which our common security depends.

There have been examples in history in which official conduct has been made public in the name of exposing wrongdoings or misdeeds. This is not one of those cases. In contrast, what is being put on display in this cache of documents is the fact that American diplomats are doing the work we expect them to do. They are helping identify and prevent conflicts before they start. They are working hard every day to solve serious practical problems – to secure dangerous materials, to fight international crime, to assist human rights defenders, to restore our alliances, to ensure global economic stability. This is the role that America plays in the world. This is the role our diplomats play in serving America. And it should make every one of us proud.

The work of our diplomats doesn’t just benefit Americans, but also billions of others around the globe. In addition to endangering particular individuals, disclosures like these tear at the fabric of the proper function of responsible government.

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