Monday, May 2, 2011

Wikileaks no longer relevant in the post-Osama world

After the news that Osama bin Laden is dead (do I really need to link that?), plenty of people are questioning whether WikiLeaks is still relevant.

The argument goes that the plot to kill Osama is the most important classified operation in years, but WikiLeaks was unable to provide any information about it.  Therefore, some people say, WikiLeaks is irrelevant.

I'm not sure.  Just because WikiLeaks was unable to get the jump on one super-top-secret operation doesn't mean that it is useless.  I'm sure WikiLeaks will find plenty of details after the fact, including whether the U.S. tortured the informant who ultimately gave away the coordinates of Osama.  Wikileaks might even be able to release the photo of Osama's body (hint: not the real photo) that the Obama administration does not want to release.

So, no, the naysayers are wrong, Wikileaks is still relevant in 2011 and beyond.

1 comment:

  1. Many other issues, not least is our own government process.