Huckabee: ‘Hack China back’

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From Press Release


Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee expressed his support for an offensive cyber attack against the Chinese in response to last week’s revelation that the Chinese hacked sensitive personal information, including Social Security numbers, of 4 million federal employees. This breach constitutes the largest theft of government data in American history.
In March, Admiral Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, testified in Congress that adversaries attack the United States with little fear of retaliation.
“What will it take for President Obama to open his eyes?  The way you deal with a bully on the playground is to punch them in the face and put them on the ground because the only thing they respect is power,” said Gov. Huckabee.
“The Chinese attacked our government and hacked into the lives of four million Americans.  The response and retaliation to this behavior is simple-America should hack the Chinese government.  We should hack the cell phones of some prominent Communist party leaders, hack the bank accounts of intelligence officials, publicly humiliate Chinese families for political corruption, or wipe-out a few critical Chinese computer systems.”
“When you tolerate bad behavior and bullying, you get more of it. China’s attack against 4 million Americans is the largest theft of government data in our nation’s history.  As President, I will stand up to China, retaliate with strength, and never apologize for protecting Americans.  The fact that this Administration wiretaps our ally, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, but sits back as the Chinese launch a cyber attack on four million Americans is mind-boggling.” said Gov. Huckabee.  “If the Chinese attacked a military base or government facility, the U.S. would respond in-kind. A cyber attack against America is no different-we must retaliate proportionately and hack China back.”
The Chinese attack comes on the heels of Russian-based cyber attack that penetrated the White House two months ago.