It all depends on the leaker…And what is leaked. American war crimes, for example are illegal leaks – or perhaps, ‘illeaks’. Whereas the sort of leak that promotes US efforts to make the world safe for US interests, those are not only sanctioned but welcome. In many cases the source of the secret is the same as the leak. And the Obama administration’s wanton War on Whistleblowers has transmogrified into a War on journalists and the First Amendment.