Thursday, December 2, 2010

Huckabee: Death Penalty for Wikileaks

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has called for the execution of the person responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to the whistle blower website WikiLeaks, according to the Florida Independent.

“Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty,” he said during an interview promoting his new book.

“They’ve put American lives at risk,” he continued, "They’ve 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."

Huckabee is largely considered a GOP candidate for president in 2012.

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