December 6, 2010
Is Obama Channeling Jimmy Carter? (Liz Peek, December 03, 2010, FoxNews.com)
Apparently, people can divulge classified information from our government agencies with impunity.
Americans are understandably angry. Not only are the leaks seriously compromising our military and diplomatic missions, they are embarrassing. They show the U.S. to be powerless; we feel humiliated.
Really? What's striking is the degree to which regular Americans feel vindicated by the leaks, which show us to be true to our word and our enemies to be a pack of liars.
There are basically just two groups who are even bothering to feign anger at the leaks, those who believe in the efficacy of diplomacy--which conspicuously excludes the great mass of the American public--and the Right, which is generally derisive of diplomacy itself but is using this as on opportunity to scold a president they hate.