This is a follow-up to the previous post about WikiLeaks. I find Anglachel's words from the 12th so thought- (and shudder-) provoking that the only recourse is to repeat them:
I think that you will see the Congress going directly after Sec. Clinton because CDS is always in vogue inside the Beltway. The Right (correctly) calculates that this needs to be done for two reasons - first is that they need to remove as many competent administration officials as possible to undermine what little stability and resilience the administration has left, while the second is to do their best to undermine HRC personally just before a primary season begins. They know who can rally Democrats. If they can badger Obama into asking for HRC's resignation, they score a major win. Given Obama's frantic desire to be seen as reasonable and given that Versailles is already howling for her blood, I believe it is a question of when, not if, she will be asked to resign. And for those of you on the Left who cheer the removal of who you think of as an enemy, I've got five words for you:
Secretary of State Joe Lieberman
Yeaaahhhh, kinda puts it all in perspective, don't it? As I alluded to in an earlier post, Lieberman's office getting in touch with Amazon probably didn't make any difference to the company's decision, but the public optics sure were nice. And then there he is with his face hanging out saying Assange should be charged with treason (which is not a legal possibility) and even threatening the dastardly New York Times...
Whoever Assange may be, whatever his agenda may be, one thing is clear: He is merely the publisher of leakers. He is, as it were, the fence, not the burglar.
The real leakers have their own agendas, their own schemes. I think that Anglachel may have identified one such scheme.
Let me add this: Obama himself may be one of the schemers. He may hope to remove the "Clinton problem" once and for all by forcing Hillary to leave under a cloud of scandal.
Sorry to sound like George C. Scott in Dr. Strangelove
, but I smell a great big neo-con rat in all this.