Washington — Sarah Palin says the U.S. government’s inability to stop the latest WikiLeaks release is all President Barack Obama’s fault.
Sunday’s document dump of classified State Department cables is the result of the “Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco,” Palin wrote in a Monday afternoon Facebook post, and could have been precluded with more aggressive action by administration officials to protect private documents.
Palin suggests the administration raise the ante against WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. Calling Assange “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands,” Palin asks, “Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?”
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The Obama administration on Monday ordered federal agencies to take steps to prevent future leaks, but Palin wants to know why that move didn’t happen earlier. “It’s of course important that we do all we can to prevent similar massive document leaks in the future … why did the White House not publish these orders after the first leak back in July?” Palin wrote. “What explains this strange lack of urgency on their part?”