Now, this is why I usually think Peter King is an excellent Congressional Representative, as opposed to his TSA idiocy the other day: House Republican wants Wikileaks labeled as terrorist group
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should review whether Wikileaks can be declared a terrorist organization, according to a senior Republican.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, called for U.S. officials to get aggressive against Wikileaks after the website published highly-sensitive, classified diplomatic cables that reveal frank assessments of foreign leaders and the war on terror.
“I am calling on the attorney general and supporting his efforts to fully prosecute Wikileaks and its founder for violating the Espionage Act. And I’m also calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to declare Wikileaks a foreign terrorist organization,” King said on WNIS radio on Sunday evening.
The Obama administration ordered government agencies Monday to immediately review procedures for safeguarding classified information in the wake of the disclosure of thousands of secret State Department documents.
I’d like to say that I can’t fault Obama for the squishy language, as I’m sure there is some serious raging going on internally, which we will most likely see in a news story sometime in the near future. However, this is not the first Wikileaks release, so, it is about time for the Administration to crack down hard on leakers, and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. These releases were, essentially, treason.