8 Dec 2010

Rudd fires back at US over WikiLeaks: it's your fault


Foreign minister for Australia Kevin Rudd today blamed the United States, not the WikiLeaks founder, for the unauthorised release of about 250,000 secret US diplomatic cables - some of which reflected badly on him.
He said those who originally leaked the documents were legally liable.
'PM in exile' ... Kevin Rudd.
Kevin Rudd ... says US needs to tighten security. Photo: Paul Harris
And, he added, the leaks raised questions over the "adequacy" of US security over the cables.
"Mr Assange is not himself responsible for the unauthorised release of 250,000 documents from the US diplomatic communications network," Mr Rudd told Reuters in an interview.
"The Americans are responsible for that," he said.
Yesterday, Mr Rudd said in response to a journalist's question about what governments should do in response to the leaked diplomatic cables: ''Rule No.1 for our friends in the United States is - how do you tighten things up a bit?
THE US STATE DEPARTMENT
"IT'S ONLY A SMALL LEAK, ISN'T IT!"
 SO FAR WE CAN BLAME WICKILEAKS, WHAT HAPPENS IF IT CONTINUES TO LEAK
AFTER ASSANGE IS IN JAIL?

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