Everyone has an opinion about Bradley Manning
the man who may or may not have enabled WikiLeaks to unleash a torrent
of secret U.S. diplomatic cables. The whistleblower's actions—which have been hailed as
and decried as terroristic
prompted at least one ex-governor to call for the perpetrator's
execution. In a recent stop on his book tour promoting his Can't Wait
Until Christmas! title, Huckabee bluntly asserted that the actions of
the whistleblower—whoever it turns out to be—constitutes an act of
"Whoever in our government leaked that information is
guilty of treason and I think anything less of execution is too kind a
penalty," stated Huckabee matter-of-factly, saying that
person has "blood" on their hands and would be "personally responsible"
for any lives they put in danger. His sentiment echoes that of
Sarah Palin, who labeled
the document deluge a "treasonous act" that the U.S. needed to use "all necessary means" to defeat.
Huckabee pivoted from the whistleblower to point a finger at another 'villain' in the latest WikiLeaks episode: The New York
Times. In publishing the findings, the ex-governor argued that the paper
showed a "utter, reckless disregard for any responsible journalism by
printing something that they know they obtained in a way that is not
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