Bachmann: Holder should control the internets!

According to the City Pages, she does not quite understand that the Internet is not under the control of the United States federal government.

Take her call today for the resignation of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. In it, she castigates Holder for failing to put a halt to WikiLeaks, which “jeopardized our nation’s security and diplomacy by releasing hundreds of thousands of U.S. State Department documents.”

But WikiLeaks is not an American entity.

It has no official headquarters. Australian Julian Assagne, it supposed leader, has no fixed abode. One of it sites is hosted by a security-obsessed company in Sweden, which has some of the toughest privacy laws in the world. In addition, WikiLeaks maintains mirror sites all over the globe, so it can’t be taken down in one attack. And it uses military-grade encryption to guard its sources.

So what, exactly, does Michele Bachmann think the U.S. Attorney General can actually do about WikiLeaks? Invade Sweden? Shut dow the Internet? She doesn’t say.

Next up: Bachmann blames Holder for failing to take action against breast cancer or space aliens.

The article also mentions Bachmann’s confusion about the concept of “net neutrality,” which she sees as censorship. Brilliant Orwellian doublethink or failure to understand the Internet? Your guess is as good as ours.


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