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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

BP Oil In The Gulf Not The Only Thing Leaking.

Recently Leaked Documents Beg The Question: War. What Is It Good For?

WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.

The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers, and mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related details.

The document collection is available on a dedicated web page.

When White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs was questioned about whether charges could be brought against the person who leaked the documents, Gibbs replied, "There is an ongoing investigation that is looking into the leaking of the classified information. As I’ve said here before, my transmitting one of those documents to you would constitute a violation of federal law, and certainly, as I said earlier, handling that type of information comes with certain responsibilities. And if you don’t meet those responsibilities, you’re held liable."

Democracy Now's Amy Goodman talks exclusively to WikiLeaks Founder, Julian Assange in the video below where, among items discussed about the war in Afghanistan, are incidents of torture and murder, not reported to the media.



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