A Persuasive Alternative Theory

[US Department of] State considered this information classified at that time — as well it should, since it disclosed embassy security gaps and vulnerabilities. Only an idiot would send something like that in the open, and yet that’s exactly what happened.
Is "I'm an idiot" a useful legal defense? It's not usually considered a quality one advertises when running for office, but that may be water under the bridge at this point.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is not a defense in either a criminal or civil case, unless the person happens to actually fit the clinical definition of idiot: a person afflicted with mental retardation so extreme as to be unable to form intent.