Three More Cheers for WikiLeaks!

The latest deluge of truth from WikiLeaks is a welcome novelty in American politics.

The New York Times, UK Guardian, and Germany’s Der Spiegel are simultaneously releasing articles today on more than 90,000 Pentagon documents that WikiLeaks posted on the web regarding the Afghan war.

These documents reveal the lies that have permeated U.S. Afghan policy since 2004. Naturally, the Obama White House is indignant…

WikiLeaks’ biggest bombshells may be yet to come. There are 15,000 more documents that WikiLeaks is vetting and could release in the near future. According to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, “thousands” of U.S. attacks in Afghan could be investigated as possible war crimes.

If Americans had seen the evidence in the Pentagon’s and other U.S. government files on Afghan debacles, Obama might not have been able to vastly expand the U.S. military role in that country. (I assume that the info from the Pentagon, CIA, and State Department that has not become public is far more volatile than the information WikiLeaks just released).


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6 Responses to Three More Cheers for WikiLeaks!

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit July 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    If Americans had seen the evidence in the Pentagon

  2. Jim July 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    Oh dear.

    My nascent idealism got crushed like a bug.

  3. Lawrence July 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Yes, but with the advent of drones, now the couch commando war virgin can be a hero, too!

  4. Jim July 26, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    And get a chestful of medals…

  5. Dirk W. Sabin July 28, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    The response of the administration to the Wiki-Leak :
    “nothing here to see folks, move along, nothing here, keep moving”…ho ho ho.
    It is true, there really is “nothing new” to see here. Empires come and go in the Hindu Kush and as detailed in Artyom Borovik’s book entitled “The Hidden War” on the Russian Occupation of
    Afghanistan detailed: An Afghan trader in Kabul ,
    finding his latest customer base retreating across the mountains northward, he scoffed at buying a chrome plated lighter, a recent hot commodity
    from a russian soldier because with them leaving, nobody would want it. The Russian soldier pushed him some more but the Afghani replied that “soon the Russians will be gone and somebody else will come in with their goods and then they will leave
    too and then someone else will try to impose themselves and they will leave too”.

    Move along, there’s nothing to see here, Empires come and go, spending vast sums on destruction. After all, the only alternative is, perish the thought “isolationsim”. As if the War Train has not isolated us enough already.

  6. Jim July 28, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    Except that the American empire is different because of Manifest Destiny.