The Speeches: Russia's Latest Wikileaks Hack

The Speeches: Russia's Latest Wikileaks Hack

Crooks and Liars

I hesitated to discuss the Wikileaks publication of emails from John Podesta's account. I don't believe in rewarding a foreign government's attempt to subvert our political process. We also don't know, exactly, which excerpt is genuine, and which has been modified by the Wikileaks people.

However, the excerpts that do seem genuine actually compliment Clinton rather than condemn her.

The Hemispheric Common Market

As an example of a positive excerpt is the widely quoted one from the speech that Clinton gave to Banco Itau, a Brazilian bank. From CNN:

But in a 2013 speech, Clinton told an audience that her "dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere."

I want this future. It's a future without borders, where the people see themselves as citizens of the planet. And as citizens of the planet, we are aware that we have a responsibility, as a whole, to the planet. That includes using green, sustainable energy, as well as ensuring each individual has the opportunity to achieve their truest potential.

How on earth could anyone, anyone, see this as bad?

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