The reactions of politicians world wide, mostly fall in two categories:
- WikiLeaks is bad so we need to hunt them down
- WikiLeaks is bad so we need to protect our secrets better
But I think the missing option is
Do we need to be so secretive?
In most articles I have read recently, journalists are accepting the secrecy of our governments and are not questioning the motives or justifications. In my opinion we need to ask these questions and our employees (“the government”) need to explain in detail, why they need to keep which information secret.
It is those who we elect and pay to keep our states running, who need to justify why they hide information from their employers.
PS: Wired posted a good article today about the positive sides of WikiLeaks.