I stopped book from being leaked, but Obama can’t stop Wikileaks’ treasonous act: Palin

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WASHINGTON - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has blasted US President Barack Obama for the failure of his administration to stop the latest WikiLeaks release.

The documents of classified US State Department cables released on Sunday is the result of the “Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco,” Politico quoted Palin as saying on Facebook.

She further said that administration officials could have protected private documents by taking more aggressive action against WikiLeaks.

Calling Assange “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands,” Palin asked: “Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?”

On Monday, the Obama administration had ordered federal agencies to take steps to prevent future leaks, but Palin asked as to why that move didn’t happen earlier, the report said.

“It’s of course important that we do all we can to prevent similar massive document leaks in the future … why did the White House not publish these orders after the first leak back in July? What explains this strange lack of urgency on their part?” Palin wrote.

Earlier on Monday, Palin had also tweeted that the administration could have taken to the courts to put the brakes on Sunday’s document dump, saying: “Inexplicable: I recently won in court to stop my book ‘America by Heart’ from being leaked, but US Govt can’t stop Wikileaks’ treasonous act?” (ANI)

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