From the Talk Radio News Service:
Famed consumer advocate and ex-presidential candidate Ralph Nader (I) was part of a panel that testified on Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee to weigh in on the release of leaked classified U.S. military documents by the website WikiLeaks…
“What’s fascinating about this WikiLeaks controversy,” Nader said, “is that we have to avoid it becoming a vast distraction, [instead] focusing on these so-called leaks instead of focusing on the abysmal lack of security safeguards by the executive branch of the U..S government and making those who set up this poor system, or allow it to be penetrated, accountable.”
Former presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader argued that WikiLeaks has become a “vast distraction” from the real problems – the “abysmal lack of security safeguards” within the government and the lack of accountability among those who suppress data.
“The suppression of information has led to far more loss of life, jeopardization of American security, and all the other consequences now being attributed to WikiLeaks and Julian Assange,” Nader continued, pointing to the lead up to the Iraq War.