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Mike Huckabee: Execute WikiLeaks Cable Source

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said in an interview while on his book tour in California that the person responsible for the leaked diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks should be executed.

“Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty,” he told reporters while signing books at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. He went on:

“They’ve put American lives at risks. They have put relationships that will take decades to rebuild at risk, and they knew full well that they were handling sensitive documents. They were entrusted and anyone who had access to that level of information was not only a person who understood what their rules were, but they also signed under oath a commitment that they would not violate it. They did. And I believe they have committed treason against this country, and any lives they endanger, they’re personally responsible for and the blood is on their hands.”

Pfc. Bradley Manning, confined in Kuwait, stands accused of unauthorized use and disclosure of U.S. classified information. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, meanwhile, is nowhere to be found.

Huckabee is on the road promoting his holiday books “A Simple Christmas” and “Can’t Wait Till Christmas.” He also hosts a Fox News show “Huckabee” every weekend.

The potential 2012 presidential candidate talked to reporters on a host of topics, including North Korea.

“This is a really tenuous situation and it’s made worse that we don’t have the stick as a country anymore than to beg the Chinese to intervene and it shows what happens when we don’t understand that the real strength of America comes from being strong, not weak,” he said.

He also paraphrased Margaret Thatcher when discussing unemployment. “The problem with socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people’s money and that’s what we have to start worrying about.”
Huckabee, who served for 10 1/2 years as Arkansas’ governor, suggested that if Congress passes unemployment extensions this week the rules should include measures similar to what is occurring in the United Kingdom under its coalition government.

“You show up every Monday morning at 8 o’clock,” he said. “You will either pick up trash or you will tutor in a school … you will do something from 8 in the morning until four or five that afternoon like everyone else who is getting a check.”

Huckabee also had some advice for California Republicans. “Keep talking common sense. The best way to make a Republican is let Democrats rule without any counterbalance. The one thing that Republicans don’t ever want to do is to act in such a way that there is no distinction between them and the Democrats.”

On 2012 White House aspirations, he said, “To be honest with you, I haven’t ruled out another run for the presidency and I will give it serious consideration and am…the door is very much open.”


Written by suziparker1313

March 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

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