Examining the fallout from the WikiLeaks controversy

December 7, 2010

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Assange is wanted for questioning over sexual assult charges in Sweden.

The Wikileaks release of State department documents takes transparency and whistle-blowing to a new level.

Clearly there’s a wide range of opinion about the revelations. Wikileaks is a hero to some and a terrorist organization to others. The media is lapping up the revelations giving the world a snap shot behind the closed doors of the diplomatic world.

A CBS poll said 60 percent of people believe it will have a damaging impact for the US.

Today, we’ll have a few guests’ thoughts about the leaks:

Alfred McCoy is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of "Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State."

Heather Hurlburt is the executive director of the National Security Network.

J.D. Bindenagel is the vice president for Community, Government and International Affairs at DePaul University and a former American ambassador with several assignments in Germany.

Georgi Derluguian is a professor of sociology at Northwestern University.