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Afghan War secret reports released by WikiLeaks:

...valuable and justified information for citizens; a public service 50% 38 votes
...illegal and wrong-headed; hurts the war effort 31% 24 votes
...too soon to tell; I'm on the fence 18% 14 votes
76 total votes

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So the White House thinks wikileaks is a national security threat? The White House is a threat to national security.

Tucker (anonymous profile)
July 27, 2010 at 5:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Obama says WikiLeaks concern him, but they 'don't reveal any issues that haven't already informed our public debate on Afghanistan'"

tabatha (anonymous profile)
July 27, 2010 at 8:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

""Hundreds of Afghan civilians who worked as informants for the U.S. military have been put at risk by WikiLeaks' publication of more than 90,000 classified intelligence reports which name and in many cases locate the individuals, The Times newspaper reported Wednesday.

The article says, in spite of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's claim that sensitive information had been removed from the leaked documents, that reporters scanning the reports for just a couple hours found hundreds of Afghan names mentioned as aiding the U.S.-led war effort.

One specific example cited by the paper is a report on an interview conducted by military officers of a potential Taliban defector. The militant is named, along with his father and the village in which they live.

"The leaks certainly have put in real risk and danger the lives and integrity of many Afghans," a senior official at the Afghan foreign ministry told The Times on condition of anonymity. "The U.S. is both morally and legally responsible for any harm that the leaks might cause to the individuals, particularly those who have been named. It will further limit the U.S./international access to the uncensored views of Afghans."

One former intelligence official told the paper that the Taliban could launch revenge attacks on "traitors" in the coming days."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_16...

tabatha (anonymous profile)
July 28, 2010 at 6:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Those in Power always hate the TRUTH.

Spain has the right idea.......start indicting our soldiers for War Crimes.

America is out of control and we have somehow convinced the Europeans to join us....boy are they dumb.

Patraus should be arrested and convicted of war crimes against humanity.

rstein9 (anonymous profile)
July 30, 2010 at 7:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

FYI

The Obama administration had the papers for weeks before they were released and didn't ask for names to be removed or anything censored.

They made no objection what so ever.

Maybe they didn't read it.....like they didn't read the Arizona Immigration Bill.

rstein9 (anonymous profile)
July 30, 2010 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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