John F. Kennedy's "Secret Society" speech - extremely relevant to the WikiLeaks discussion going on today.
explains the correct nature of jfk's speech, that is often incorrectly referred to as the 'secret society' speech, here on you tube
here is a link to the transcript of the speech, and link to the audio
reading this transcript makes it obvious that jfk is asking the press to respect the need for far greater official secrecy
"My topic tonight is a more sober one of concern to publishers as well as editors. I want to talk about our common responsibilities in the face of a common danger. The events of recent weeks [bay of pigs] may have helped to illuminate that challenge for some; but the dimensions of its threat have loomed large on the horizon for many years. Whatever our hopes may be for the future--for reducing this threat or living with it--there is no escaping either the gravity or the totality of its challenge to our survival and to our security--a challenge that confronts us in unaccustomed ways in every sphere of human activity. This deadly challenge imposes upon our society two requirements of direct concern both to the press and to the President--two requirements that may seem almost contradictory in tone, but which must be reconciled and fulfilled if we are to meet this national peril. I refer, first, to the need for a far greater public information; and, second, to the need for far greater official secrecy."
(Well, darn! But best to know the truth.)
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