I agree that there are things that should be kept secret.
We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right.
There should be at least one leak like the Pentagon Papers every year.
If monarchy is corrupting - and it is - wait till you see what overt empire does to us.
Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew that it involved making threats of nuclear war to North Vietnam.
Look, all administrations, all governments lie, all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed. That's a pretty good rule.
Only we, the public, can force our representatives to reverse their abdication of the war powers that the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.
The fact is that when it comes to judgment as to what should be secret and what should not be secret, Julian Assange's judgment has been pretty good so far.
If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country.
President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it.