Has anyone considered what the reaction would have been if this Wikileaks fiasco had happened under the leadership of George W. Bush? My, my, I do believe genuine hysteria would have ensued, and Bush would have been taken to the woodshed on a daily basis.
Read from the American Thinker where such a scenario was considered:
Rethinking Foreign Policy
By Vasko Kohlmayer
"A thought experiment for you: Imagine that CableGate happened when the name of the American President was George W. Bush and the name of the Secretary of State was Condoleezza Rice.
A frenzied hysteria would surely break out in the media and Congress. Incompetence, neglect, stupidity, betrayal, and worse would be charged.
Condoleezza Rice would be forced to resign within hours of the documents' appearance on WikiLeaks. Impeachment proceedings against Bush would start within days.
But what is good for the goose should also be good for the gander, should it not?
It just so happens that one of the greatest diplomatic gaffes in the history of global foreign affairs was committed on Mrs. Clinton's watch. Now the whole world can go to the internet and learn -- courtesy of Mrs. Clinton's State Department -- that the world's so-called leaders are for the most part liars, crooks, or worse. Thank you, Mrs. Clinton. You have done the people of the world a great favor. Now they can see what their political betters are made of.
Too bad that America became compromised in the process. Our foes and friends alike will not easily forgive us the fact that we have spilled the beans. Such rank incompetence is inexcusable.
As if this were not bad enough, our friends at the United Nations have also learned that Mrs. Clinton put them under surveillance. She was even checking their credit card accounts. What was the logic behind that? one wonders. Do they not have the right to freely spend the money they stole from their own populations? They will not take Mrs. Clinton's nosiness kindly.
When George Bush was in office, liberals constantly complained that his actions and conduct lowered America's standing in the world. But it turns out Bush was nothing when compared with the current gang.
They told us that Barack Obama would restore respect for America on the world stage. Instead, America's reputation is today at the lowest point ever. Friend or foes -- this administration has embarrassed and offended them all."
How convenient that President Obama has thrown his greatest potential adversary in a 2012 primary under the bus. Good ole Hillary. Is this more of Obama's thuggery?
Read from Atlas Shrugs:
WIKILEAKS: Obama's War on America, Target Hillary Clinton
"The President has attempted to distance himself from the WikiLeaks attack. This could only be accomplished with the tacit support and silence of the media. He is the President. He is responsible.
Obama had Hillary handle the entire WikiLeak fall-out, despite the fact that it is Obama's failure and continuing failure.
But it could not have escaped any lucid American that it was Hillary who was targeted in this WikiLeaks dump. How convenient for Obama. His only competition in the communist party for 2012 is Hillary. Period. There is no way Mr. Assange got his hooves on hundreds of thousands of documents from the State Department, etc., without someone at the senior level of the White House and the Justice Department turning a blind eye and a deaf ear. Particularly a dump so unflattering to Clinton. I am no fan of Clinton but that is hardly the point.
This is O's MO. And he has no compunction taking the Democrat party down with him. Armaros called it 'a political suicide bomber. Go down and take people with him for the Revolution.' Make no mistake. Hillary was the target. America's reputation and hegemony are another Obama casualty. The damage is incalculable. After this, no nation will work with us. No nation will trust us. People on the ground will not put their lives and their families' lives on the line for so reckless and feckless an 'ally.' No one person has done more to jeopardize American lives and make the American people unsafe than President[Obama].
This WikiLeak is no accident, but a play by the revolutionary left that came in with Obama. There is no way one guy leaked all this without the help of very senior people and the Communist infiltration of our government. Will the seditionists be tracked down and prosecuted? Hardly. They will be lauded at White House dinners with $100 Kobe steaks."
Much more here.