I completely support Wikileaks and all whistleblowers, especially Bradley Manning, trying to wake people up to the complete mess President GW Bush and President Obama are making in foreign policy. Just because the national news media are in lockstep with US empire building and militarism does not mean that patriots from within the US government and its armed forces cannot expose the lies which the government spreads to convince us that its wars are good. Thank God an organization like Wikileaks exists to provide an outlet.

Of course, the ACES editorial makes several factual errors. Wikileaks.org is not anti-American. It merely provides a platform for whistleblowers from any nation or corporation.

The Supreme Court, in its ruling defending the NY Times from prosecution for publishing the Pentagon Papers, has already ruled that publishing classified materials is not a crime. http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB48/

Finally, as of today, the US military has not identified one person who has been harmed as a result of the publications of the Afghanistan and Iraq war logs.

How ironic that the ACES bludgeons freedom of speech and upholds government secrecy!

Augusta Georgia Newspaper Attacks Wikileaks, My Defense


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