August 12th, 2010
04:52 PM ET

WikiLeaks founder: More documents to come

The founder of WikiLeaks says the whistle-blower website is preparing to release another roughly 15,000 documents about the war in Afghanistan.

"We are about halfway through them," Julian Assange told reporters in London, England, on Thursday. "This is a very expensive process."

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  1. Patriot

    Loose lips sink ships!

    August 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HappyDumb-U

    I am so comforted to know that so many of you are pure geniuses when it comes to combat, tactics, and strategies. To me it seems you should all be going to West Point. In fact I think you might know more then the Generals and all these other people that have actually seen war....

    Like any of you really know what to do with any of this information or have the ability to actually act on it...

    You are probably the same people that bring your car into a garage to have a flat tire fixed and then question everything the mechanic is doing....Or you hire a plumber, electrician, etc. Face it you don't know what the hell you are talking about and if you did you would most likely be saying something else and/or doing it yourself.

    But hey it's awesome and fun to live in a delusional world, much more fun than reality...

    August 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Butch

    I think most of this leaked information is more damaging to someones political career or Military promotion than it actually poses a threat to the troops.

    August 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. American Soldier

    Test.

    August 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SFG

    I'll kill the founder myself if they get one of my family members killed leaking this info. But I don't think the info they're releasing is current or relevant when it comes to secret operations going on.

    August 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dotmafia

    Classic case of BLAME the messenger and DEFLECT attention - WHO is responsible in the FIRST place for putting these "collaborators" lives at risk???

    Why the United States of America and NATO of course!

    Amazing isn`t it, that there is more outrage and media coverage over the leaking of the info, than of the actual war crimes committed and exposed.

    And to those of you Americans blasting Canada - SHAME on you, considering Canadians are sacrificing themselves for your country`s insane warmongering! YOU are disgusting and pathetic and are the REAL joke.

    August 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • HappyDumb-U

      Canada offered to help...The USA did not demand that of them, nice try though....If anyone's a joke it's you

      August 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sam

    I really wish we were as horrible as most of you seem to think. If we were Wikileaks would have been shut down long ago, and Assange would have departed this life with a "sudden massive heart attack". As it is the Private that gave all this information to Assange wont see the free world again untill he's a very old man. Rightly so. He's a traitor, in breach of contract, God the charges can go on and on and I'd throw the book at him. He knew what he was doing was against regulations and what the consequenses were.

    Canada. What a joke.

    August 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sara from allentown

    Why isn't this guy in jail already! IF he was around during WWII we would all be doing the goose step

    August 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. demi moore

    Bravo, Bravo, WikiLeacks.

    This is America, and we have all the right to know what Americans are doing else where.

    This is called FREEDON OF SPEECH.

    GOT IT?

    August 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • HappyDumb-U

      How is this Freedom of Speech??? Or is that just what you think it is???

      August 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bledsoe

    Are you really Acmed Shams or Evan Mark posting under his name?Whoever you are,quit posting this grizzly photo,please!

    August 13, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. Coney Express

    A lot of you people, in a nutshell, are saying that it's wrong to destroy a company or governments image when it does something horrendously incompetent.

    I'm simply baffled people feel this way.

    August 13, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      I'm noy just baffled,but appalled that people feel this way.In light of too much ignorance and fanaticism,it doesn't surprise me very much.

      August 13, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. dwl

    WikiLeaks is not a news agency it is a gossip column and it's founder belongs in jail on charges of treason.....

    August 13, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jacob

    I dare wikileaks to publish the satanic verses or cartoons of mahammed.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. Iblis Chindi

    Julian Assange Is a foreign spy, no hero, he has made a living invading and destroying people and company's security, He needs to be promptly and aggressively collected by whatever means necessary to insure he does no more damage, and put somewhere that the closest thing to technology he has are two sticks to rub together to make fire, and even this should be closely supervised.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. Omar

    As long as the Intel Community (IC) fails to control Removable Media (RM) then traitors will continue to sneakernet/Air-gap data from IC systems. Ironically, I invented a system (thanks to the Robert Hannson’s Webster Commission) that would’ve prevented this but I can’t get a look-in. No kidding this thing will greatly improve the security of our IC systems. General Clapper, and/or Director Gates if you’re reading this please checkout my invention (www.slideshare.net/FakhriO) and we can put a stop to this! Omar Fakhri, Retired USAF Master Sergeant

    August 13, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jon

    What happened to the Climategate controversy?? CNN swept that under the rug as fast as possible, yet this is getting greater airtime? Air them both! Leak everything!

    RESEARCH CLIMATEGATE. YOU ARE BEING LIED TO.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  17. Siara

    Glad someone's keeping the public informed about what's really going on... Thanks WikiLeak

    August 13, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Iblis Chindi

      If you want to know what is going on so bad join the military, then we will see if you like having your operational security discussed by some pirate self serving want to be journalist. the United States need to indite him for spying and put him on the terror watch list, then firmly request the Australian government to extradite this spying terrorist back to the U.S. for trial , I hope to see this happen very soon.

      August 13, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  18. Virginian

    The American people are paying for this war, and what's done in the Middle East is done in their name. It would be nice if we could just depend on our government officials and elected representatives to tell us the truth, but there have been too many lies for many Americans to believe anything those people say.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You said it all,Virginian.

      August 13, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • HappyDumb-U

      Like you really know what to do with that information...

      August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • kh

      Gee.. government lying? There probably hasn't been a government in existence that hasn't lied... so good luck making all governments stop that practice including our own. But believing someone just because they say they have information counter to what the government says doesn't exactly make people critical thinkers. The opposition isn't always right.

      August 14, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  19. Sgt. P

    There are alot of people that want there freedom of speech and freedom of information without even serving there country for 1 day. If you would like the truth then join the military and get deployed to iraq or afgan. Then you wont have to ask on these little blogs. Everyone on here make alot of comments. Maybe you should see what we do through our eyes. No one likes war but its human nature. Its been there since the begining.

    August 13, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Virginian

      I'm a taxpayer, and I'm way too old to be in the military. Does that disqualify me from being allowed to know what is going on? The sad fact is, Sgt. P., that lots of countries manage to live in this world without the need to go to war. I'll bet you don't even know how many times American troops have been sent into combat without a declaration of war in all of U.S. history. Sure, bin Laden killed 3,000 people on 9/11. Americans kill 15 to 20 times that number EVERY YEAR with cars and guns, but we don't do much of anything about either of those.

      August 13, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
      • HappyDumb-U

        Yeah, I mean Russia isn't always battling with one of there former territories, think Georgia....Israel and Palestine never fight...Serbs, no they never war....There is never war going on in Africa....North Korea isn't doing anything....And my gosh Asia has no wars on going at the moment what so ever...Nope the drug wars in Mexico are fake and same with the ones in Columbia...Yup the only country to go to war in this world is the USA....

        Get a clue....

        August 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Canadian Gurl

        Bin Laden is a most wanted man but the FBI has not listed one of his crimes as causing 9/11. Why do Americans keep saying he caused this tragedy?

        August 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jam2323

    All i can say to D.C. is big brother & freedom of information works both ways.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  21. Dave

    Not only is WikiLeaks doing the job of transparency for the US government, it is doing the job of the 4th estate which has declined into a corporate propaganda system. What used to (or is suppposed to) monitor government is now the mouthpiece of government, especially of Republican-lead government. It runs cover for the war criminals George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. They should both be tried and hung by the neck with the same rope as Saddam Hussein.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  22. Pariot10

    Let's just have an open season on the traitors of these leaks, and include any and every one associated with them. Assanger should be hung by the neck until he's dead for treason and accomplice to murder for putting US soldiers and the Afghan people in the direct fire of the Taliban, and his supporters should swing right beside him because they are guilty of the same thing. It's time to take action against all enemies of the US. It is time to end all of the wars abroad and deal with the problems in our own back yard, and take this great country back.

    August 13, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • BloodLust

      Patridiot10, While you wave the flag of homicide on poor peasant people so Haliburton can build a natural gas pipeline accross Afghanistan, your jobs are being funneled to asia. Your healthcare gets worse and more expensive. The air you breathe becomes thicker with fossil fuel exhaust. The water you drink, when not spewing methane, becomes filled with PCB's giving you cancer. It's time to take action against people like you who are enemies of god!

      August 13, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  23. BSD12

    CNN supports these actions because the soldier who leaked it was a disgruntal "gay" soldier who didnt fit in...wah wah wah. Well i hope private gay hangs till death for this.

    August 13, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  24. Bruce

    Waterboard him. Find out who, in the US Government was the traitor.

    Then waterboard the traitor.

    August 13, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  25. Jim

    I love these wikileaks. Let me guess the NewYork Times. It will release information on crimes that everyone knew already but confirm it with official papers. Nobody high up will be implimented in anything, and fictions, like hunting Bin Laden, who the majority of intelligent people in the world know is dead, will be "leaked". I'm pretty close to certain this is a psyops by our government. Why hasn't Wikileaks stated the guy they are investigating isn't the informant unless he actually is?

    August 13, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Thank you JIm for your imput.It was another eye opener and a breath of fresh air from all these right-wing nutjobs vomiting their sickening ignorance.

      August 13, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  26. Shawn Irwin

    The Pentagon says it endangers lives . . . war endangers lives. America has been at war constantly, and the only reason the Pentagon is saying that is because they feel that their war is threatened when the civilian population finds out the truth about it. America is becoming like the Nazi regime, manufacturing reasons for fighting wars when there is no real good reason. Have they provided anyone proof that Iran in seeking nuclear weapons? America has become a pawn of the military industrial complex. Benito Mussolini said “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”. This is how rotten things are. If it takes a release of classified information to show the public this, I am all for it. Besides, how much more stupid can you possibly get . . . giving money to Pakistan, you may as well be funding the enemy! That is suppose to save lives too? I fear that the only way Americans will ever wake up if the Wikileaks don't do it is when war comes to their own soil, and mark my words, this will happen if we keep making enemies in the world. While we make enemies, China makes allies, around the world, and cares not what political system the allies have. The USA on the other hand, seems to think it can do nation-building, even after Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and perhaps soon Iran. What nation has the best long-term strategy?

    August 13, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Extremely well put,Shawn.You just made one of the most intelligent comments here yet.I sincerely thank you for your imput.

      August 13, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      America's becoming like the Nazi Regime...really? You actually just said that? Really?

      August 13, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  27. ANDROLOMA

    If we lose the war because of this we can all expect a massive invasion of the US by the Afghani army? LOL!

    These wars were just a ruse, and half of you got suckered in.

    August 13, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  28. American Citizen

    TREASON!!!!

    August 13, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
    • ANDROLOMA

      The highest form of patriotism is dissent.
      -T. Jefferson

      August 13, 2010 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      I wish to High Heaven that you right-wing idiots would quit squawking about these WikiLeaks and just shut up!!!

      August 13, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  29. American Soldier

    Sorry for my right-wing stupidity!

    August 13, 2010 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      You're forgiven,American Soldier.We all make mistakes as I did back in the 1950's.

      August 13, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
      • ANDROLOMA

        hahahahahaha

        August 13, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  30. -Blank-

    The people at Wiki should already be charged with murder. i don't understand how people support the release of files. its files about soldiers on the ground being realsed by people who already have shown they could care less about human life and the people in harms way. Even if you do not agree with the fighting or the war. People have been killed because of wiki and no one seems to care. soldiers are in greater danger because of wiki. hate the war hate the fact of being there. but seriously. if you didn't understand what war was about to start with and this "opened your eyes" you have never read a history book. during WW I and WW II how many civilans were killed in bombings. and it was the greatest generation. full respect to anyone who actaully has worn the uniform and understands what the hard choices are. it takes no spine to post reports that soldiers, locals, and other people have givin EVERYTHING for. shame on Wiki and shame on people supporting them. and it is not just american lives, there are forces from many countries fighting

    August 13, 2010 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  31. Edstock

    I think if they just scan them into a word processing application, use "find and replace" and change all common Afghan names to "Joe" or "Jimmy" they'll cut the redaction time by 90%. It will confuse the hell out of the Taliban, and they'll just throw their hands up and surrender.

    This will work. Trust me.

    August 13, 2010 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  32. Concerned Citizen

    The Wikileaks people are arrogant, self-righteous criminals. If they want to blow the whistle on some corporation dumping toxic waste then go ahead. But to publish military secrets and intelligence sources out to the enemy is just plain CRIMINAL.

    August 13, 2010 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
    • American Soldier

      Talking about being arrogant,self rightious criminals,you're describing the right-wing thugs(the military-industrial-complex) who run things in Washington D.C.These are the people who need to be prosecuted!!!

      August 13, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Hey you Concerned Citizen,will you kindly quit vomting out your right-wing ignorance.It makes me sick.No wonder we have so many unscrupulous politicians being elected to officewith people like you voting!

      August 13, 2010 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  33. Toto

    Nobel prize for Wiki ___ Yeahh!!!!!

    August 13, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  34. Jesus Cristo

    Who cares. and yes NO ON HAS DIED over this crap. Time to bring our men and women home and lets move on. Now I will be doing some internet Shopping...

    August 13, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  35. George Vreeland Hill

    The war has become a joke.
    I will expose more than Wiki.

    GEORGE VREELAND HILL
    (FBI ... please take notice)

    August 13, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  36. bob

    War is wrong. Wiki leaks is exposing the war. But nobody really cares. All they care about is the american dream. But its already gone. You cant win that war. And there are deaths everyday despite wikileaks. At what moment do you realize that peace is the only answer. I wish there was conscription. Then you may realize that you dont want to fight this war. Why are we even there. Can somebody please explain. Was'nt it saudis that flew into the world trade centre. Arent all the al-qaida in pakistan! Who's controlling all the opium in afghanistan. And who makes the most profits from the weopon sales, drug sales and technology and security contracts. What about rebuilding contracts. Isnt it all pointing back to us. We feed this war. Not me. But the greedy elite. Please dont support this war. Support the troops coming home from this and their families. They are the ones that deserve our best. But dont support this war. It is like adding fuel to the fire. When will you learn. They dont even want us there. Bring the troops home. Set an example. Or else you breed hatred all over the world. Spend all that money on other ways and concentrate on home. Screw the oil, drugs and what have you. Its time for the people to unite and tell our government we dont want this death anymore. -I bet they tell you to screw yourself.

    August 13, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      Peace is the answer? The Taliban live there... they sheltered Al Quada, remember?

      As soon as we let up, they will re-form and attack our cities again.... Do you live in New York, or DC?

      You get a different view on things if your town is on fire. Kill them, before they can kill us.

      August 13, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  37. Assange Is Trash

    Just what we need! Him getting more people killed so he can be e-famous. I've spoken with many troops at the base I am located less than 5 miles from and not one of them I spoke to has said they see him as anything but a traitor to fellow human beings. Keep up the massive support for him! You know... because you all just NEED to have knowledge of how many IED's are defused and where, and who infomed who of what, because it's having a direct effect on your daily life. Get a grip please. You're clueless if you think that is necessary info to any of you.
    If he wanted to be a hero he would post the real death toll #'s and blantant infractions and leave it at that. He would not continue to endanger lives! Some of the troops I spoke to expressed they are losing faith in those they are sworn to protect. Where will that leave some of you if things get very bad I wonder...hmm?

    August 13, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      This is one of the most ignorant statements I've seen here yet!!!

      August 13, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  38. sparkofimagination

    'Truth is treason in the empire of lies.'

    August 13, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  39. Patrick Solorzano

    New facebook fan page for STEVEN SLATER the Jet Blue flight attendant!

    Search:

    President Obama needs to give Steven Slater Presidential Pardon

    August 13, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  40. Juxtapoz

    Hey, has anyone noticed that all the tea-partying nuts on these boards screaming about wanting WikiLeaks people killed sound a LOT like those fanatical Muslims who started full-scale riots over cartoons in a newspaper? Show me ONE case of terrorists or insurgents being caught with copies of stuff they found on Wiki...ONE. Show me ONE case of an interrogation revealing that a detainee used WikiLeaks to carry out an attack. You'll have to do better than what "might" happen to justify your reactions. We've ALREADY been down THAT road when you endorsed illegal spying, torture, and an invasion to find weapons that didn't exist.

    August 12, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • ipswich

      We don't have to prove anything, other than that classified information was stolen and distributed by Wikileaks. That in itself is grounds for prosecution, in theory, it can carry the death penalty.

      And you apparently weren't paying attention when the Taliban spokesmen were gleefully telling the Western media that they were hunting down informants, thanks to WL. By the way, spying, waterboarding, and invasions aren't illegal.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Gary

    I think Wiki Leaks is the most inhuman, miss aligned, group of people I 've ever heard about. To care so little about human lives and only care for their own 15 minutes of fame. They have nothing to gain from putting US troops, friends, and country in even more mire. They lack any emotion for their fellow humans and are in the same arena as the Taliban, killing innocent humans. The man in charge is some killer by cause and effect just as if he planted the bomb himself.

    August 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • ipswich

      They [Wikileaks] "care more about humanity than anyone on this earth"? Wow, really? That's amazing! Out of six billion people, it's them that are the most humanitarian of all?

      You know, hero worship usually leads to disappointment and disillusionment later.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Juxtapoz

    You wanna see a "traitor"? Find ANY "birther" or "tea partier" and you've got yourself a member of one of the most insidious, home-grown anti-American groups that works overtime to encourage hatred for the US government, while promoting a return to old-world aristocracy by way of Bush tax cuts, and free public options for wealthy GOP Senators who tell us that free public options are socialist.

    Wiki is doing what the ENTIRE news media should have been doing when it was too busy drinking the Bush-Cheney kool-aid about Yellowcake and WMDs. All they're publishing are FACTS. They didn't fabricate these docs out of thin air. But like right-wingers ALWAYS do, they stand by and support for liars like that Breitbart goofball, and accuse those who publish the truth of being the crooks. Conservatives and facts have NEVER been bedfellows.

    August 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • ipswich

      "Tea partiers" are "anti-American"? I think what you mean is that they are anti-Obama, which is not categorically the same as anti-American. It was funny to see how quickly the liberals peeled off their "dissent is patriotic" bumper stickers when Obama and the Democrats took power. Now, they're wrapping themselves in the flag and repeating fascist jingos about the glory of Big Government. And anyone that accuses accuses a mainstream minority party of "anti-Americanism" is a fascist, whether the current majority is Republican or a Democrat. It feels like 2002 again, but with the places switched.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Juxtapoz

        No I mean UN-AMERICAN. They support Repubs who endorse torture and invasions based on lies, and then accuse Obama of being a "socialist" for trying to give them the SAME health benefits all those GOP senators expect and DEMAND(and they didn't even question why a bunch of millionaires should get those benefits anyway). It doesn't feel like 2002 at ALL. The GOP sent over 4,000 Americans to DIE for a lie. Obama offered people a cheaper way to get life-SAVING medical care. The right hates Obama for trying to save American lives, and loves the GOP even though it allowed terrorists to kill over 2,000 Americans, and then get more than DOUBLE that numbered killed invading the wrong country. Wake up.

        August 13, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
      • ipswich

        You said "anti-American" in your post. If you meant "un-American" you should have said so, although I'm not sure how that would make a difference. Obviously a two-party system is one party too many for extremists, and that category apparently includes a lot of Democrats.

        August 13, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      Juxt, what a fantasy world your living in. There were WMD's in Iraq... Ask a Kurd. Sadaam gassed them. Obama is withdrawing from Iraq, and tripling down in Afghanistan... Tell me how that's better? I supported Obama, and donated 2500 to his campaign because he was supposed to be the intelligent president. Then he added immensely to our debt, to finish off what Bush started. Obama handed 1.2 Trillion to our defunct Banking system to cover Wall Streeters. They promptly gave themselves some of the biggest bonuses in history. Obama just spent 600,000,000 on a program that is supposed to secure the border... that's for 1500 cops... thats' 400,000 per guy. Massive waste fraud and abuse. As far as invasion, human rights, etc. The US has done more than any other nation in protecting these. We screwed up a few times, but we fixed. it. Juxt.... the bad guys may not have started in Iraq, but they sure as h*** showed up to the party once we got there. We've killed THOUSANDS of Al Queda. That's FACT.

      August 13, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  43. Jeff M.

    Seems the only time the media get concerned about security leaks is when their own get hurt or killed. They need to look at the big picture, and stop applauding reckless release of sensitive information.

    August 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  44. ANDROLOMA

    Did anybody ever find out about that Area 51 place, or who killed Kennedy? How many other dirty secrets are deeply hidden; how many massacres or human experiments? If the American government had its way, it would keep its citizens as ignorant as possible. Thus, it becomes each citizen's ethical obligation to learn as much as possible about the evil which controls them. They have the right to do anything to us we can't stop them from doing. We have the right to do anything we want to do which is not specifically prohibited.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Dave_USA

    Julian Assange is proving that all he is really trying to do is make money and all the furvor kicked up by his irresponsible actions are bringing people to his website to make him money. I certainly don't believe that he cares for truth more than he can twist it to his own profit. Best way to silence him is simply to ignore him. In the end he will meet his maker and see the pain and suffering that he has caused others.

    August 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ipswich

      Unless you work for Assange you have no idea if that's true or not. Wikileaks does not allow itself to be audited by outside parties, there is no way to know how much money it takes in donations, how much money it spends on its operations, and how much Assange and his cohorts choose to pay themselves. And there is noboby to hold them accountable if they decided to pay themselves 95% of what they take.

      They don't have ads on their site...so what? Televangelists don't sell commercials, they just beg for donations, which is exactly what Assange is doing. And those televangelists aren't exactly living ascetic lifestyles either.

      And we shouldn't forget that there are possible motivations other than money. Assange might like seeing himself on TV. The ego trip he's been on for the last 6 months might be all the motivation he needs. Maybe he even has a martyr complex. Who cares, as long as somebody finds a way to stop him.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  46. KeithTexas

    The truth is only dangerous to Tyrants.

    In Theater yesterdays news is not intelligence. Get over it guys, this information will only get a few cooperating locals killed. It really doesn't matter, when we pull out we will abandon them like a worn out tank. They will be exposed and killed by whoever we give the country to.

    We haven't finished anything since Korea, we need to leave. There is not a single soldier fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan. There is not a single soldier fighting for our freedom in Iraq. They are doing what they have been ordered to do and are serving our country as best they can but they aren‘t doing anything that will make America safer.

    I am a supporter of our military and always will be. Our Military are fighting a battle for no legitimate reason. Why are we still there after all this time? World war two took less time. A bunch of political hacks are making military decisions when they aren’t qualified to cross the road by themselves. It is time to let our guys fight with everything we have or come home.

    August 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • ipswich

      The truth is dangerous for tyrants, but it's positively deadly for the Afghans that cooperated with the occupation.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  47. TDiddy

    This jack-ass giving the enemy of ALL the FREE World will be disappearing soon enough!

    August 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      Yeah, then someone'll publish the hit orders on 'Wikileaks'.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  48. libpounder

    Sodom and Gommorah were full of liberals. Except for one guy. History repeating itself.

    August 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tssshh

      Julian Assange is the Australian Jesus? I don't get it.

      August 12, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  49. V

    Those who trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither freedom or security-Benjamin Franklin

    August 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • John from Sacramento

      A very appropriate quote from a true patriot!

      August 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  50. 5Th Special Forces

    There are some very rough people who risk their lives so that Americans can live without fear in freedom, I know that well, I was one of them. War is a horrible, messy business but as long as America wants to remain free it is necessary. Do most commenters understand that this man, Assange has put American and Afghan lives at risk ? do you understand that the intelligence gathering capabilities of of our forces have been badly damaged ? We want our homeland to be safe, thats why we take the risks we do .... I fought for you.

    August 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Ed

    yeah, thanks wikileaks, manning, and assange. thank you. the only information that the terrorists really needed to know was the names of those dirty informants telling u.s. and afghan soldiers where explosive devices were being built and emplaced. thank you SO much for everything you did. the taliban were having a really tough time getting that information.

    and if you are concerned about "we needed to know!" give me ONE thing that you actually DID need to know. cover up? no. everything published EXCEPT THOSE NAMES has been published before, or was so old it was useless.

    freedom of speech when it endangers lives? really, people? you who use that excuse have never been in a situation dealing with an informant who has not only his life, but his family's life on the line just for giving you info. they died for your perceived "need to know." just because you WANT to know (for some reason) doesn't mean you NEED to know. and oh wait, i know troops AND afganis AND iraqis who all died because someone didn't secure ONE name. so yeah, it happens. sorry to burst your bubble.

    and you "we wouldn't be there excpet for bush/obama/whoever" folks forget that these informants are the primary solution for ENDING this thing. we are there, so your blame game is ineffective in getting us out. best way to get out? get the information, use it, and get out. without those informants, we can't leave. now how the hell do we get informants when we are publishing their names on sites so the taliban can access it? they aren't all in caves, folks... the taliban has the interwebs.

    to you who say "it doesn't put troops in danger," you have never had friends killed from things like this. i have. ask a cop who deals with drug operations, ask an intel soldier (a collector, not necessarily an analyst), ask most anyone who has ever dealt with a confidential informant: leaked information kills people. get over yourself and your desire to know information you have no business knowing. you can get through your life without having the names of informants. those informants, and quite possibly the troops that dealt with them, can't get through their lives now. and this is personal experience, what i witnessed personally, what i dealt with personally. so go back to focusing on something that is actually important to your life and let these people live. every day, i miss my friends who died not because bush sent them there, but because they wanted to protect another troop from getting blown up.

    p.s. i'm a liberal who usually votes democrat, thinks bush was a moron, and thinks iraq was a bad idea (not afghanistan... that was a fine idea. anyone else remember they attacked first?). ain't that a kicker?

    August 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  52. pathwalker

    This disclosure is treason. The so-called "Press" has no right to disclose sensitive information when such a disclosure is a threat to national security. The so-called "Press" have been getting away with this behavior for generations. Wake up people. There are 'arms' in the "Press" sworn to their own agendas that are contrary to the interests of the American people and national security. This materials was released hoping that it would create a backlash in the streets against the Obama administration and against our involvement in Afghanistan. The objective was to create a significant a nation-wide anti-war outcry. It failed because the American people are not stupid, even though many in the "Press" think we are.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ANDROLOMA

      Why does everybody keeping telling me to wake up when I need my rest? Especially after such a boring diatribe.

      August 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Wonderment

    I wonder... what actions China, or Russia or India or Israel or (add whatever other world power around) would take if their highly sensitive military information were going to be leaked by an individual or organization during one of their ongoing wars?
    I personally do not think that the result would be the full disclosure of information and Julian Assange smiling/hamming it up on numerous television shows...
    In the past, we have seen most of these world powers disappear people for much, much, much less than this.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • jamson

      This isn't anything like in past. This is information age. Assassinating somebody without putting gov own reputation in jeopardy is next to impossible now. Look no further, just look Israel reputation after other countries found out its agents used forged passports to kill Hamas member.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  54. DaJudge

    Swiss laws will allow for your coming judgement day.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  55. DaJudge

    "This is a very expensive process." But it is not near as expensive as it's going to cost you when we bring your a$$ to trial.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Numero_Uno

    Glad everyone knows now Ass-ange is not a US citizen and therefore cannot be charged with treason. This however places him in the same category as Bin Laden who as you know has a price on his head. Like it or not, the US is at war and the enemies make themselves apparent by their actions. This idiot has declared open season on himself. And those of you who believe Americans don't know or don't approve of how America stays in power, wake up and smell the American sweat as American military technology continues to advance above and beyond what most can imagine. Americans stand up and fight for the freedoms we demand and preserve. No other country comes close and won't, not even China, they cannot buy the American will to be free!!!

    August 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      Actually, they can, since that's who you're borrowing all your money from to pay for it.

      August 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  57. AG

    The generations to come will have to pay the price of what Bradley Manning has done to his Motherland! Hope no more Manning exists among us. Huhuhuhu..

    August 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  58. YouIdiots

    YES Julian Assange CAN be tried for treason.............in Australia...Australia in case you mornos did not know ...also have troops on he ground in afghanistan and Australia being an allies with the US, this information also puts australian troops in harms way terefore technically making him guilty of treason or whatever the Australian equivalent is.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  59. John in Sacramento

    "To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that."
    Bill Maher

    August 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • AG

      I am sorry to say but you are COWARD and traitor!! You should have been with Manning the Traitor.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • John in Sacramento

        "There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag."
        Jesse Ventura

        August 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MZolar

      Sometimes a real friend will spare you the truth for your own good,,,think about it.

      August 13, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  60. AG

    WikiLeaks, you are a FAKE organisation!! Go to Hell!!

    August 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Debbie

    I hope none of you "supporters' have family over there. YOu should all be ashamed and disgused that someone is trying to make a name for themselves a tthe risk of our troops. Heroes? You people are nuts. Patriotism? You wouldn't know the actual meaning of the work if it hit you in the face. When was the last itme any of YOU defended this country or your own familly for that matter, with your life? I bet NEVER. So stop putting a target on our troops backs.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Debbie,will you kindly cut the right-wing nonsense and this bla-bla-bla about putting our troops in danger?Don't you believe that the public has a right to be informed??? Well,I do!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • jamson

      You probably one of the most self-centered individual I've ever seen. All you think about is your troop and your family out there;what about those innocence civilians who got killed and swept under the rug just like nothing had happened? Are they any less of human than your own people?Truth is coming out and prepare to face the harsh reality.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • James

        Self-centered? What have you done to help these "civilians" other than the normal liberal tactic of complaining like a little baby and not sacrificing anything.

        August 12, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • jamson

        @James :
        Self-centered? What have you done to help these "civilians" other than the normal liberal tactic of complaining like a little baby and not sacrificing anything.

        Encouraging to reveal truth and supporting appropriate legal discourse to put away those responsible for innocence death. What are you doing other than mindlessly defending to hide the truth?

        August 12, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      The pen is mightier than the sword.

      August 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dissapointed American

        You think you got it all figured out? When in fact you dont have a clue! Calling someone selfish for caring about the troops you are a fool. Your ignorance is amazing. These so called civilans you are worried about have a hand in killing coalition forces. You self righteous idiots are amazing. If they are such great people why dont you go live in Afghanistan. Afghanistan was a war zone before we ever entered. All the tribes in Afghanistan fight each other because of different beliefs. Americans seem to be very wishy washy.
        When 9/11 happened it was the Americans who screamed for Justice and now those same Americans talk down to the Soldiers who were sent to get that Justice you screamed for. Yea lets pull out of afghanistan and let the terrorists get their hands on the nuclear weapons in Iran. That will do the world really good .... idiots

        August 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  62. DadFatT

    Freedom suks. Antoinne is the man.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  63. abscam

    This is supposed to be the real war-the one the Left kept harping on all the time Bush was in office. Why the sudden change?If he is an Aussie, surely there are Australian troops there who are in the same danger as the rest.You can rest assured with these acts he won't be welcomed back by someone who loses a son or daughter.We can't do anything to the broadcaster but the US military can certainly see that their charge does not see daylight for a long time.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  64. DadFatT

    Freedom suks.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  65. John in Sacramento

    “The ‘Patriot Act’ of 2001 is actually the “Traitor Act.” The war on terrorism is the war on freedom; the 9/11 investigation is the 9/11 cover up; Israel’s acts of self-defense are in reality acts of criminal aggression; the financial collapse is the financial heist; hope and change is more of the same; post-partisan is a happy spin on increasingly divisive partisan politics, national security is national tyranny; a new world order is the last vestiges of an old world’s chaos. But the truth matters little, and instead, lies are cherished. Like sheep, the people are deceived into loving the traitors, and fearing the patriots.”

    August 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • abscam

      The people have no one to blame but themselves.They voted in a Democracy for this government and in two years it is closer to collapse than it has ever been.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • realworld

        It was summed up for you in a single paragraph, but even that was too much for you to digest. Instead, you cling to your insistence that everything was fine until Obama got elected. (BTW, he's been in office 19 months, not two years.) As Jason said, people are unable to think for themselves; they just accept what others feed them.

        August 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • lasjdfdffl

        The U.S. is a republic not a democracy

        August 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • American

        Actually, abscam, we voted in Republicans with a 1.4 trillion dollar surplus and a rock solid economy. It took 8 years to collapse the economy and, if you can recall, the the economy collapsed (and the bailouts started) before Obama took office.

        Try to recall this line... "The fundamentals of the economy are strong." That's NeoCon for "OH $^%#, we really messed this up!!!"

        What's next, saying that Obama took a time machine back and gave the military orders that created this mess?

        August 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juxtapoz

      Awesome post, man. Bravo!

      August 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  66. John in Sacramento

    I support Wikileaks and Julian Assange for doing what needs to be done, even in the face of extreme ridicule. I leave you all with a quote from our greatest Founder Thomas Jefferson: "Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism".

    August 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Well put,John.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      Sing it, soul-brother! Someone has to stick it to the pentagon.

      August 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  67. PARROT

    I AM GLAD WE HAVE WIKILEAKS AND HEROES LIKE MR. MANNING !!

    August 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • AG

      Do you have the guts to do what these guys have done? If not, break your pen and stop writing. Sorry if it hurts you.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Greg

    A bullit to the head is rough, but charge him with war crimes people are being killed because of what he is doing. Lock him up at Gitmo and see if he does it again.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      PS: A family member is headed over and if anything happens to her because of Wikileaks, Julien Assange You will be notified by me in person....

      August 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dr. Greg

        Greg, on behalf of alot of military members if anything happens to your family member because of this leak I think alot of people are going to be notifying Assange "in person".

        August 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Christopher

        To both of you, I hope that anyone who threatens to "notify" Mr. Assange of anything in person is arrested and thrown in a cell for the rest of their lives.

        August 13, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  69. Sarcastro

    Perfect, I was just thinking we need more individuals who've helped us in Afghanistan dragged out of their homes and murdered so Julien can prove some point.

    You'd think that after having the first round of blood on his hands he'd stop, but I guess his holy quest to show everyone how much more enlightened he is is worth some innocent lives.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • fromthetomboftheunknownsoldier

      i just want to say thank you, atleast a handful of people get what's really going on here with this situation. to you and the rest of those who seriously understand what's going on, thank you for giving me a reason to have some faith in the future of this country

      August 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Dr. Greg

    I kind of like the single silenced bullet idea with this chap. We don't like him much down here either.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  71. fairlybalanced

    I'm just glad an organization and a person who has had credible threats against his life still has the kohonas to keep, not only the US government but the leaders and militaries globally in check. Don't f up, don't abuse power, don't get paid off, don't use your government position in a corruptive manner....no worries. Watch over the citizens that you represesent in with a thirst for bettering all of their lives without hurting others....this is what it should be all about.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jerry

    My hat's off to Julien Assange.He did us all a gigantic favor by informing us about the war.I get very aggravated at seeing all these right-wing nutjobs go ballistic over this.What's wrong with these people,anyway?Are they super stupid or what???

    August 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  73. ib6ub9

    At this point you can tell Wiki is doing the work of the CIA because CNN is finally covering them. If they were dangerous and releasing stuff the government didn't want out there, then they would be ignored and slandered. Welcome to the machine Wikileaks.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  74. PARROT

    THANKS WIKILEAKS.....WE NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH....!!

    August 12, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  75. DD

    I hope someone shoots this idiot.

    When did it become trendy and cool to purposely try to hurt this country.

    This guy claims he is dong it for free speech, when it reality he is doing it to get his name in the paper, and it hope he goes down in flames.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  76. jsrco

    I know a lot of you think this is a good thing, but it is going to hurt more than help. Because a large majority of the world won't read these. If they do they probably won't understand them and think that some injustice is being caused to them from what happened in another part of the world. But hey you need your free speech and other countries want a reason to pick apart America. Congratulations wiki you are doing your part to better society / scarcasm!

    August 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  77. George Patton

    I wish that all you right-wing idiots would quit whining about what Julien Assange did for crying out loud.After all,he did the public a big favor whether you right-wing nutjobs like it or not!Besides,don't you believe in the First Amendment?

    August 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • ipswich

      According to the Supreme Court, the first amendment doesn't protect anyone, including newspapers, from prosecution for publishing classified material. Remember the Pentagon Papers? That was about prior restraint–SCOTUS ruled that the president didn't have the power to force a newspaper to restrain from publishing classified material. But you need to read the actual ruling–SCOTUS also found that the government DID have the power to prosecute journalists for it after the fact.

      First Amendment doesn't protect those that steal and distribute classified material.

      August 13, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  78. A

    I said it once, I'll say it again–if you're doing things you'd rather not get out, don't do them. George W. Bush is a great man, he did some good things, some bad thing but everyone does that. George Bush kept us together during 9/11, the problem now is that people are freaking out about things that have already been done. We need to move on in a more positive direction, Wikileaks is only educating the public, and it's a sorry site when you realize you can't trust anything the government tries to tell you.

    God bless our troops, bring them home.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • SenorFrog

      Bush and his cast of treasonous cowards are counting on lemmings like you to support what they did. We're not buying it.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • A

        A lemming? That's mature, I'd appreciate it if you respect my opinions as much as yours, if you don't wish to agree with me, so be it, but refrain yourself from calling me a small rodent. I don't support the war in Iraq, nor do I support all of George Bush's decisions, but he took on the country during a difficult time. I support the troops, namely. Don't put words in my mouth.

        August 12, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • KeithTexas

        I think the guy is a real thinker. He isn't blindly following anyone or any belief system. If I read his post right he doesn't have to believe everything in order to support some of the things that are going on is our government.

        August 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • jamesjacob234

      you are right on these matters, to not follow others but look at the world from our own view. there is a point were the informantion must not be shown for that would put part of us at jeporty in the meaning of that everyone in the us doesnt need to know everything that is happening but we need to become better informed about everything that is happening in the worldd. and some secerts can be kept but at this point for it to the point of us barly knowing whtat is happening in our own war to happen.....that is keeping too much. i am of a younger generation going to be a freshman next year....and most of my time is spent thinking while i watch around and see what people think and feel and everyone is worried about themselfs and absorbed and littler things then which is truly going on and they take this for granted....we need something to completely wake up our country and remind them that liberty isnt free yes, but we need to make sure that we are paying the right people for it and not something that is just self serving for part of the country and not what we stand for as a whole and what that of our forefathers believed

      August 13, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • American

      I think maybe SenorFrog replied tot he wrong comment?

      August 13, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  79. Jason

    Why is the average American (I am one) a complete idiot?? They hear the words; "Terrorists", "National Security", "Protecting our Troops" and they suspend any rationality they have remaining and attack whatever they are told to!!! The past 30 years or government/corporate media has made the average person incapable of developing a thought of their own. We are supplied with pure, unedited facts and we afraid of it...becuase it requires work to investigate and develop ones own beliefs... If you are truley worried about the Troops safety, then stop funding these corporate wars and BRING THEM HOME!!!

    August 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Well stated,Jason.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • John in Sacramento

      Well said!!

      August 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • realworld

      You're better than most of the populace, Jason. Since 9/11 it's been scary to see how the masses can be directed like robots because, as you said, they can't think individually. John Ashcroft called anyone who more than broke a window a threat to national security. We have "homeland" security, which provided security cameras to Milton, MA (pop. 26,000; it's hiking trails and yacht club are big terrorist targets.) Anybody who wipes their own butt is a hero. Kids come out of high school having prepped to apply to the Ivy League, but with the maturity of an eighth grader. I know I sound more pessimistic than I actually am, but one can't help but be nervous when looking at the next 20 years or so.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • bluebird1

      American mass media keeps Americans ignorant of the rest of the world.

      August 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • American Soldier

        Well put,bluebird1.

        August 13, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
    • KeithTexas

      Thank You for sharing your insight.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      So unless you are actually there to witness said event. What can you rely on to get your informtaion? The internet? Local news? News papers? Its all still going to be word of mouth to you unless you personally witness whatever it is you are claiming to research. I can do any of the above mentioned and put my own political spin on it and force feed you incorrect information. So whats your point here?

      August 13, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Canadian Gurl

      Can you hear me applauding you?

      August 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Cottonman

    Treason or not...the man with his website are a traitor to the American people and to the soldiers on the battlefield. This man should be put up on triall and put away for the rest of his life. What is the problem here that no one is understanding? The man is releasing classified information that is aiding and abetting the enemy. That is treason and he is a traitor. Shut down the d*m website!

    August 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • SenorFrog

      Understanding of International Law: Epic Fail.

      The man is Australian and living in Iceland. He is under absolutely no obligation to protect American military interests. I'd like to hear your reply if North Korea suddenly demands the extradition of an American citizen because he discovered nasty things about their military and published it for the whole world to see. Know what I mean, Jelly Bean? He is committing no crime whatsoever.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Exactly what do you have against the people being informed,you right-wing nut?Do you really want the people to wallow in ignorance about what's going on,do you?I don't!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • KeithTexas

      You were never in the military or in a battle, the reason I know this is because you are spouting Pentagon crap and they don't know anything about combat on the ground. Yesterday's news is no longer intelligence, I don't care what anyone says no one goes to battle with yesterdays news because it will get you killed.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Hey you Cottonman,will you stop spewing your ignorance on the internet? It makes the rest of us look as dumbed down as you are!

      August 13, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  81. rtw24

    I found another website called UFO Leaks, is it anyhow related with Wiki Leaks? what other leaks can we expect? lol

    August 12, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Truthbedared

    Who took hook, line and sinker the drumbeat for both the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reporters! They have contributed to the deaths of 100,000's of thousands of INNOCENT civilians and at a cost of 3 TRILLION dollars and rising. What group of people have and are being irresponsible. You tell me!The faster we get out of there the better. As far as Wikileaks The more the merrier. All of NATO should be charged under the Geneva convention. This is not a legal war. Bush, Blair, Obama and all the NATO commanders should go before The Hague just like Charles Taylor.. If our soldiers were brave they would refuse to fight just like the refuseniks in Israel.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • realworld

      $3 trillion is the ESTIMATED end cost of the wars. So far, they have cost $1.064 trillion.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      That's because the media is the mouthpiece of Republican government. It will only do what it can to aid them and not expose the lies to the public. This is propaganda at it's finest.

      August 13, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Dissapointed American

      You are an ignorant fool. You dare to question the bravery of our troops when you sit on your butt and criticize them for following orders. Many soldiers die to a cowardice enemy who lay IEDS and hide. Sounds similtar to you sitting, complaining and hiding behind your computer. Alot of people in the military arent the warmongering humans you try and make them out to be. However by being in the military you have to follow orders and be prosocuted. So shut your mouth and respect the soldiers that are in harms way for so many ignorant Americans.

      August 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        Come on,just knock off the right-wing ignorance,will you,Dissapointed American?I'm getting sick and tired of reading it as it gets increasingly nauseating.

        August 13, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Assange

    CNN is part of the problem. They primarily investigate anything if it's tied to Bush, republicans or social conservatives. Anything else – leave it to the liberal arts, zero contribution to American ideal editors at CNN to ignore.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  84. MarcNJ

    he should "go away" quietly one night

    August 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Assange

    Assange cannot be tried for treason, but he can damn well be killed. For leaking information about US secrets, assassination is preferable to anarchy on his part. As far as the whole "Bush lied, people died" bs – Bush didn't lie. He relied on faulty information given to him by crappy government workers. And the "no blood for oil people" – you'd better not be driving or enjoying any food that requires the consumption of petroleum.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • NTZeek

      Juliann's and other's assertion that a corrupt administration is responsible for many Afghan deaths is an obfuscation of what America is doing in Afghanistan. No other war has had less "collateral damage" or in other words, no other war has had less child and non combatant deaths. Many Afghans support our presence because they know our leaving would be worse than what we have now (which is why Obama has us there still).
      I am saddened that this is Julliann's justification for his actions. Nothing that has come out of these papers justifies the endangerment of troops and Afghan informants. Juliann's aiding the enemy must be stopped.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  86. bluebird1

    OneUSA, I diagree with you about media role in reporting news. It is the job of CNN and all other news outlets to investigate/research all news so that they can openly and objectively report the news to the public. But instead American mass media's is driven by profit (heavy on entertainment) and working as government puppet. If American media had had done their job – the Amer. public would know the truth and we could hold our elected officials accountable for their policy making – we probably wouldn't have gone to Iraq.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  87. DevilDog0311

    What about all the troops in Afghanistan right now? All the material that was released on the internet can now be viewed by the Terrorist we are fighting over there. Standard operating procedures can now be viewed by the Taliban. I really don't care if he is an American or not lives will be lost because of one man trying to give America and the Bush campaign a black eye.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      That's your fault for starting a fake war and enabling the deaths of thousands of innocent people.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • JG

        I'm going to agree with you on that one. Being an American myself (but more importantly, a HUMAN BEING), the war is another Vietnam. People of that day and age have even compared it to that, and I believe they know what they're talking about. Why should Assange be "tried"? How about the Bush administration? The Obama administration?

        None of those guys are above the law either yet they get away with robbery & murder...

        I think Assange is doing what should be done: informing people on what they need to know

        August 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • taylord1

        Iraq was the fake war. Idiot!

        August 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • ncw1227

        You are kidding, right? Faking a war? Please tell me that the thousands of soldiers lost- thousands of loved ones deployed right now this very second trying to carve out a stable area in Afghanistan, has been a figment of my imagination? Please tell me that my husbands 4 deployments, and my brothers soon to be 6th is a figment of my imagination? Please tell the Iraqi people and Afghan people, that their struggles, women's right, human rights- the ones that let us vent stupid comments like yours- is fake? Have you had your head in a paper bag? I cannot believe that we are still talking about fake wars, fake birth certificates and blame games- the US is in crisis, and our nation's defense is important- you don't think that we sat around and talked our way into liberty and freedom in 1776. Sorry to tell you, but sometimes you have to back talk with action, and I am thankful for those who have stood together in support of liberty and safety for millions of people... where have you been?

        August 12, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Indie

        Yea, because it's really the individual American citizen's fault that the war is going on over there. As though we actually have control over that. Way to generalize an entire group of people and misplace blame.

        August 13, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  88. JJ

    i think they're talking about manning, not assange, he was the one who leaked the material....IDIOTS

    August 12, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  89. CATom

    When is this julius assange going to be visiteed by a cia black ops agent and have an accidental drowning death?

    August 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Dmkidd

    Good! Is about time we got an outside organization doing what Americans can't do, which is revealing all the lies and cover ups by the government. I applaud wikileaks for the contributions on waking up the sheep! The military industrial complex has a lot of road blocks ahead!

    August 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • NTZeek

      I have not found anything in the papers yet that I needed to know, to what are you referring? That Pakistan is two faced, that is nothing new. I would not trade operating safety of troops for that little tid bit. Why would you?

      August 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Very well put,Dmkidd.

      August 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  91. TroopsStillInKorea

    America has around 90% of the world's money, so in a way it does revolve around US. What are you gonna do about it?

    August 12, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Legendresponse

      Even if that were true, whatever chunk you think you own is actually owned by China in reality... sucks doesn't it

      August 12, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • TroopsStillInKorea

        Not when you compare our GDP to theirs, and what's extra amusing is knowing our population is only a FRACTION of theirs.

        August 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • JMM

      The US and Canada together own about 34% of the world's wealth. Revolve around THAT.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • TroopsStillInKorea

        Pretty good considering we only account for 5% of the world's population don't ya think?

        August 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • blame canada

        Out of that supposed 34%, I would bet Canada has 3%. Phuck Canada

        August 13, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • American

      Just wondering, since you seem to be checking the totals... How much of that money is borrowed from France and China?

      August 13, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Canadian Gurl

      Actually, America does not have "around 90% of the world's money" – it has 90% of the debt.

      August 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  92. AmericanPride

    1-You can only try Americans for treason in America.
    2-If crimes were committed, the guilty should be punished.
    3-If we the people don't take responsibility for the actions of our leaders, then we already lost the war.

    August 12, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  93. UsingReason

    Xasthur put it best already

    August 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  94. OneUSA

    @DEMPSY, Hey thick head. CNN is not an investigation department. Nor is it a law enforcement department. It is a NEWS reporting organization. They report news as they come and should be unbiased and balanced not as the FAUX NEWS.
    If you want someone to investigate WiliLeaks, write to your congress man/woman. Not at the news media. I am not defending wikileaks. Just saying get your venting at the right place.

    August 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  95. James

    I am about as conservative a liberal (that was a good one) on lots of things as you can get, but I think this should border on Treason. We have the right to some information, but some we do not need to know if some one is going to die because of it, and in this cast someone will.

    August 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Uhh..

    Julian Assange is an Australian so I don't know why you people keep thinking he should be tried for treason.

    August 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • A.

      wishful thinking?

      August 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • wzrd1

      Australian forces ARE part of the coalition. Hence, endangered.

      August 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  97. DevilsArmy

    Hey Bowman & Dempsy,

    Typical response from a self-centered, arrogant American who thnks the world revolves around solely their country. News flash: Julian Assange is not an American citizen, does not reside in the United States, and US law has no jurisdiction over his actions. Therefore, the concept of United States law in regards to treason and free speech do not apply here. Try educating yourself before you open your mouth and insert foot. Alas, that's what most conservative Republithugs do these days. You "go with your gut".

    August 12, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      Well it does, we went into a recession and so did the rest of the world, seems like the world does revolve around US!

      August 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • joemonday

        Ian, why don't you pull your redneck head out of your butt. You're an idiot.

        August 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • realworld

        And how does that explain how an Australian is guilty of treason in an American court?

        August 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chad

        Canada is out of the recession. How's the US doing?

        August 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • NTZeek

      True, however, Julian's actions would be considered aiding the enemy and punishable by death if we were at war. Our situation in Afghanistan is as close to a war as I know. His actions are amoral, not moral because of the devastating consequences for american troops and Afghans. Even the New Your times would not publicize all that Julian is posting.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • wzrd1

      I quite agree. Assange is NOT a US Citizen. We should seek Her Majesty and her advisors guidance in what to do with her seditious subject, as UK, AU and Canadian forces are part of the coalition.
      I'm CERTAIN Her Majesty will be QUITE interested in having her people have a bit of a talk with Mr Assange.

      August 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Blobbo

        "Her Majesty" does not run the country, the royal family is simply a tradition these days.

        August 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      While I don't necessarily disagree with the sentiments expressed the unnecessary vitriol left me wondering if the writer was that impossibly brave in the real world when they didn't have the internet to hide behind.

      Most likely not...

      August 13, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  98. Bowman210

    Julian Assange should be tried for treason!

    August 12, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xasthur

      He should be given a medal and the entire first term Bush administration should be on trial.

      August 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mikpultro

        Agreed

        August 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Antoine

        YOU AND THE GUY THAT AGREED AND WHO EVER AGREES WITH YOU ARE IDIOTS ...

        GWB KEPT YOU , YOUR FAMILY AND THE ONES YOU LOVE SAFE.

        August 12, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Extremely well put,Xasthur!

        August 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ingvay Blowmestien

        haha only after allowing us to be attacked 🙂

        August 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Marlon

        100% agree sir!

        August 12, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bleeding Heart

        Antoine, what about the people who died in the WTC?

        August 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anthony

        Antoine, calling other people childish names and typing in all caps doesn't make your opinion more valid. I don't think anyone should be charged with treason here. As far as I can tell, nothing from the WikiLeaks makes America any more susceptible to attack. I also don't think that GWB was acting with malevolent intentions, just a bit too reactionary and under-informed for a President for me.

        August 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • GovtFlu

        Agreed.. give them a military commission kangaroo trial.. then prosecute the GOP & DNC under RICO

        August 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • GEN81465

        I almost agree with you here: but he really deserves "metal" not a "medal". Assuming they still make .50-cal bullets out of metal these days.

        August 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • KeithTexas

        Antoine – George Bush didn't keep anyone safe. There was only one attack on American soil and most everyone in the buildings died.

        What would keep us safe? Let Israel go and quit being their ally. 80% of the people that hate us would immediately quit hating us and we would all be safer.

        August 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        Spot on!! Not only is WikiLeaks doing the job of transparency for the US government, it is doing the job of the 4th estate which has declined into a corporate propaganda system. What used to (or is suppposed to) monitor government is now the mouthpiece of government, especially of Republican-lead government. It runs cover for the war criminals George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. They should both be tried and hung by the neck with the same rope as Saddam Hussein.

        August 13, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
      • mike

        if that was true. then every arab nation should be on trial too. since they have been prime supports of terror since the 40s

        August 17, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • greg

      treason? under what nation? He's not an American. Although I don't agree 100% with them, I think what he has done will end the war faster and hopefully prevent wars in the future. Again, we are in 2010, the military industrial complex needs to be exposed and people need to wake up. Wiki leaks will help do this. People need to learn their history. Why don't you all do some research on General Eisenhower and see what he warned us about. He's a genius and was dead on during a REAL war that freed us all from tyranny. We again need to be freed from tyranny, because we have fallen into the same trap. We'll look back in 50 years from now and see, but most of you won't have a clue what some of us speak about.

      August 13, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  99. Dempsy

    When will CNN get all their legal "experts" to examine and have a lively debate for the nation showing whether what is occurring treason or free speech? Free anything with no limits leads to chaos and anarchy, that's why we have laws. For me, the actions of WkiLeaks is not considered free speech as it affects our national security. So, I need CNN to perform some investigative reporting to spark a national debate.

    August 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Only Americans can commit Treason.

      Deal with it.

      August 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • amplifryer

        True. But, at the very least, he has received stolen property and that is a crime everywhere. I would prefer charges of espionage (a capital offense) and it doesn't matter where the creep is from.

        August 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nicole

        Correction only Americans can commit treason against America. Non-Americans can commit treason if they do something that is against their own country.

        August 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • mike

        i see the point for this. but this is stolen info. so i think it is criminal. if you receive stolen property and you know it is stolen. then you are as guilty as the one that stole it.

        this could hurt ties with tthe pakistanies and english

        August 17, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Proud Of Our Troops

        Nicole; Are there not Australian troops fighting in Afghanistan? If there are...then guess what? He commited treason.

        August 20, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      This little problem is nothing a few well placed bullets couldn't solve.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        A few bullets will only lead to more calls for transparency. Look, if Obama pledged more govt transparency, you can't cry "foul" when the transparency actually happens. Oh unless of course he meant Obama Transparency.

        August 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • joemonday

      You sir are an idoit.

      August 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sticks

        You do what?

        August 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        What's an idoit?

        August 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • cj

      I'll vote for truth over safety.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ben Franklin

        Benjamin Franklin (yiou know, one of the guys who helped write the US Declaration of Independence) said; "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." If we could trust our government (which we can't), WikiLeaks wouldn't be necessary.

        August 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jobo

        cj, I'm assuming you prefer truth over safety as long as it's not your safety at risk. Typical liberal coward, you are always talking about the principles you stand for but rely on others to provide them for you.

        August 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • KeithTexas

        The truth will help keep us all safe.

        August 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryC

        The truth is there is a sinkhole at the intersection. It was published online and in the newspaper. Safety is the sinkhole was barricaded off, to prevent cars from driving into it, and filled back in. Truth...or saftey? Tough choice. Think I will go with saftey, thank you.

        August 13, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • greg

      Never. CNN is a government tool as well as most network media outlets. New media, reporters, and publications are on the internet. WIKIleaks is one of them. Welcome to the 2010's..

      August 13, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  100. Canada420

    Go wiki Go!

    August 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      That's what I say!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • mike

        you are an idiot

        August 17, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • American Solider

      Who the hell asked you, Canada?

      August 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • guy in Iraq

        Kriss– when WikiLeaks gets one Parents, Brothers, Sisters killed because they let out information, talk about freedom of information then. You're right "Wiki's just opened some eyes" they are call the Taliban.

        August 13, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Mama Bear

        How refreshing! Freedom of speech is finally resurfacing in the good old USA – via Australia. Even though it is too late for the mindless and brainwashed, or those who requested a frontal lobotomy, you can't hide truth forever. It manages to seep out, just like a fart in church. . . .

        August 13, 2010 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
      • American Soldier

        Sorry folks,I don't know what got into me.I guess that I was a little drunk whn I made that stupid comment.Forgive me for the right-wing stupidity I blogged in here,please.

        August 13, 2010 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Tsabeau

        You have no respect for the sacrifice of our Canadian troops in Afghanistan! SHAME ON YOU!

        August 13, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
      • americansunite

        americans unite show the stupidity of your worthless criminal government and expose the lies and what they are really doing . There is no freedom anymore..

        August 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • John

        The Canadians are fighting right alongside Americans in Afghanistan, and they can hardly be blamed for starting to wonder *why*.

        August 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • USAF Solider

        im sorry but i do remember there being something that said that freedom of speech is good as long as it doesnt subdue anyone elses right to live...... o wait that website is by telling the pople who are tring to kill us what we are up to ya im sure this whole leaking info is going to get alot more soliders killed from the people that dont have to go over and fight

        August 16, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Proud Of Our Troops

        American Soldier; You're over there putting your life on the line every day...I don't believe that you owe ANYONE an apology. If the ignorant idiots think it's COOL to let out military secrets and get soldiers and innocent civilians killed, then the blood is on THEIR hands. As for Wiki Leaks, the only question I have is this...What's next? Providing intel to the Taliban or perhaps you aspire to assist Al Queda? Letting out corporate secrets is one thing...but to endanger our military personell and innocent civilians trying to gain freedom is something entirely different.

        August 20, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Klystron

      LoL Canada...worthless

      August 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Will you stop vomiting your ignorance here on the internet? It makes the rest of us look as dumb as you are!

        August 13, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        I mean you Klystron,you ignorant fool!!!

        August 13, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Chad

        Ha! So worthless, we have more oil in Alberta than Saudi Arabia. How's your oil situation down there? Pretty SLICK?! Now be a nice republican and keep your head in the sand. I really need all that BP stock I bought during the spill to keep going higher.

        August 16, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Canadianz

      Wiki rocks!

      August 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Hopefully the removed the names of people this time and don't cause more deaths than they already have.

      August 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Josh

        You people don't get it. The names don't have to be given to put lives at risk. If certain information is released the bad guys can put the pieces together and figure out what doesn't belong (like a well placed asset). Wiki leaks founder and the guy who supplied all the information should be hung.

        August 13, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
      • trust_issues

        wiki leaks doesnt get soldiers killed...your corrupt government has/does r.i.p to the fallen

        August 13, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Edstock

        I assume you're referring to the US military? I'm sure all the deaths they've caused have been good ones.

        August 13, 2010 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Cat

        And Thankfully Josh, he actually can be hung... thankfully our military still has that option. He can be hung or placed in front of a firing squad (my vote!). It's treason, plain and simple. He put so many of our brave men and womens lives at risk over what? Being gay? Being fed up? Well guess what, you knew what our military was about before you signed up. It's a choice, he should have got out. This is so absurd, he makes me sick! Leave him with a few of our boys in that wide open desert! "LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!" Thank you to those that have served for the freedoms we get to enjoy each day.

        August 13, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
      • hkraznodar

        Cat – He isn't an American so it isn't treason and you are full of crap. Your syphlis is eating up your brain. Too bad you never bothered to learn to read.

        August 13, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
      • bluebird1

        The government knew about the leaks before they were released. Before Wikileaks released the reports it approached the governerment and asked the government to crossout names of concern – but the government never responded. The government decided not to protect the innocent. So now the government is all up in arms about the leaks and trying to pretend that they're worried abot the safety of the leaked names because THEY chose not to do anything to protect people of concern. The government is using Manning as a scapegoat.

        August 13, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
      • American

        I'm surprised that I have to be the one who points this out to you, but these are after action reports. The Taliban, and the people who live in Afghanistan, already knew what happened there. It's the rest of the world that isn't getting the news. It is the action that costs lives, not being honest about it...

        On another note... CAT, I don't believe that the laws regarding treason against the United States apply to citizens of another country. Maybe you could correct me on that, but I'm pretty sure hanging Assange is out of the question. Besides, his argument isn't with the soldiers. It is with the leaders.

        August 13, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • John

        @Cat
        Assange is not a US citizen. There's not a d*** thing the US can do to him. Legally anyway. Not that legality has ever been a huge concern of the military-industrial complex Eisenhower warned us of.

        August 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Are they going to remove names of people this time so they don't cause more deaths than they already have?

      August 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Neeneko

        They removed the name last time too. Gates was not being terribly honest about the content of the release. In total only 3 names were visible... 1 was already dead and the other 2 were known double agents.

        August 13, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • rocky mcgillcutty

      I am behind you 100%,But would Please ask you to leave out the names of low level Afgan people who help the troops.no one knows who they are but the tailaban.That info will get people with family and kids killed.I for one would not like you to repete the low level sorces.But go along and expose our corrupet goverment.

      August 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary

      YEEAHHHH!

      August 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary

      Ok, ok, ok... I want to read these Docs... but please no more deaths!.. keep their names subtle.

      August 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        They're already in the habit of redacting the names.

        August 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Expensive?

      Expensive for him? Or the informants who now stand a chance of being tortured to death by Taliban?

      August 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • sirblackstone

      "What is Truth?" jested Pilate, and he walked away.

      The world we live in is the bitterest pill of all.

      August 13, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • 4 Star General

      The US military has committed war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Canada has not. Oh, and the previous writer is as likely to be an American soldier as I am a 4 star general.

      August 13, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
      • amanda

        I'm not saying that any Canadians HAVE committed war crimes there – but for you to state they have not, is completely ignorant............like you could ever know that for sure.

        August 13, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
      • 4 Star General

        Kinda hard for Canadians to commit war crimes in a war they're not involved in. But Amanda says they might have so it must be so.

        August 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Correction

        Actually Canada has fought in southern Afghanistan for years alongside British and Dutch forces. There is a considerable Canadian presence in Khandahar, FYI there are also Germans, Romanians, Polish.... 46 countries in all. It is war to say other countries have perfected some method of perfectly clean warfare is foolish. When you are there you try to do everything in your power to ensure no innocents are harmed and you bring your men home safe but there are no guaranties for either. As to the WIKI leaks "And all of this because of some corrupted view of the inherent evils of the modern state, a pseudo-romantic attachment to the absolute value of transparency, a casual indifference to inevitable consequences and a neurotic attachment to one individual's self importance. Rarely have we seen such a dangerous combination of arrogance and incompetence.” Gen. Michael V. Hayden former CIA Director.

        August 14, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Cat

      "Go Wiki go"? Thats nice. You must be some liberal hippie, judging by your name, you either celebrate Hitler or smoke alot of pot. either way, your opinion doesnt count. Doesnt Canada have their own news you can comment on?

      August 13, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
      • amanda

        Please stop making gross generalizations of people based on polcitical affiliation. I consider myself a liberal and agree with you 100% on this particular issue. Can't you just call an idiot an idiot? If you keep stereotyping, you might find that you alienate people who would otherwise agree with you.

        August 13, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Cat

        I was referring to the "420" in his name.. i.e. Hitler's birthday/recognized "pot" day....

        August 13, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
      • Matt

        Yeah, because nobody who has ever smoked pot regularly has been intelligent – Carl Sagan, Einstein, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates... who ever heard of those idiot losers?

        August 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • chicago

      Suck Wiki Suck!
      Wiki supporters = Taliban supporters.

      August 13, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Come on chicago,just knock off that right-wing stupidity,will you???

        August 13, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • b

      Oh Canada! Your like a little brother – always trying to talk big but when the fists start flying you run back to mama – or in your case – when the stuff hits the fan you all of sudden remember your French history and talk about peace.

      August 13, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Harold Trainer, USAF RET

      The Afghan papers clearly show the huge mistakes we have made in Afghanistan. Perhaps even war crimes. This is embarassing to our military, allies and president.

      The government is saying that our national security has been violated by revealing classified information. The reality is that a large portion of classified information is designed to protect the military and our government from embarassment. The security classifications hide their mistakes and bad policies rather than protect our national security.

      The Afghan papers have appropriately embarassed our president, allies and government and will hopefully lead to the war's end sooner than later. This will be a good thing.

      August 13, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
      • amanda

        While you are probably right, I just don't see how embarrassing our military is justification for the loss of even ONE innocent life. Two wrongs don't make a right – or in this case, a million wrongs don't make a right.

        August 13, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Quite well put,Harold.

        August 13, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Unklebeavis

      If it weren't for wikilieaks, every story out there would be whitewashed like the Pat Tilman story. Thanks Wikileaks!

      August 13, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • OhMyAchingA**

      If it wasnt for America, Canada wouold still be a fur trading outpost – and would probably have been taken over by China by now. Spare us the lectures please....

      August 13, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Iblis Chindi

      I take it you must be one of the 2.5 percent of Canada's population that are Muslim, cheering for the home team? what would that be ? Lebanon, Somalia,Yugoslavia, Iraq, Albania,Yemen or perhaps Bangladesh, well any way some place your Religion messed up so badly you had to flee.

      August 13, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Davethecanuk

      This Assange is a parasite, gaining fame and notoriety under the guise of a noble act. His supporters refuse to think of or acknowledge any harm that may come from his actions because of either political affiliation or resentment of the war.

      August 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • info_bug

      How the world would be if the USA was not involved. Mind our own business and let the world rot is a much better stance. If you think for one minute that the USA is so horrible take a look at how much we give away FREE to aid other nations. More than half would be speaking German (Including the Russians). Many other nations cannot even feed themselves and to think they could step up and worry about others on the other side of the world. Blasting the USA shows absolute ignorance and failure to bet passed your own bias.. Pick another country that is better and leave... For such a bad country there is an extremely long line to get here. Show some guts and serve as I did for this country then you can speak.. Commenting and back benching via hindsight is so typical…

      August 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Coach John

        Info, you speak the real truth that nobody seems to remember all my served, my father in D day brother in nam, when thing go bad the world looks at The US for help, when they're not condemming us for any and everything. but people are sneaking over our borders to live in this so" unjust "land go live in try to do this in Russia and you will disapear from sight

        August 15, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      Let the TRUTH flow.
      I want to read more truth about these war and see what has happened to those countries, who is gonna reconstruct those places and the trouble those people are facing.

      August 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • JPP

      I agree with Canada, go Wiki go!

      August 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goarmy

      You people who support wikileaks make me sick! There is a reason things are kept top secret! These leaks put our soldiers at risk! I have a very special person serving in afghanistan right now & these leaks put his Unit at risk! Wikileaks & the piece that leaked the information should be kicked (I'll refrain from saying what I really would like done to them). The blood of soldiers are on their heads & you supporters of the leaks!

      August 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soldier over here

      I think it's just great that stupid Soldier endangered the lives of his fellow Soldiers, I'm sure his cellmate\boyfriend "Bubba" is gonna feel the same way.

      August 14, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Lori Rumsfeld

      Yes Yes Yes, Go Wikileaks Go. Lets keep exposing the Warmongers.

      August 16, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Very well put,Lori.

        August 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • mike

        this is stolen info. so i think it is criminal. if you receive stolen property and you know it is stolen. then you are as guilty as the one that stole it.

        i cannot believe how dumb some people are

        August 17, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharefacts

      Google: "BATTLE FOR KANDAHAR IS ON" – TheRealNews – Must Watch

      August 16, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • USAF Solider

      All anyone has to say is freedom of speech and 300 people jump to their side saying there for them i wonder if people used there brain averey now and again if they would get that this isnt a freedom of speech issue this is aguy making money off the information about the people who defend the freedoms that so many hide behind but are unwilling to protect. think people if the bad guy knows what we are doing when we do it our people get killed .. enough of our people die then they come over here and try and over run us .. they over run us no more freedom of speech.. but your willing to back the guy that is giving that slim chance to ruin our country the free pass to do it just because you think its freedom of speech

      August 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr Mike

      That SOB should be glad I am not in charge of the USA government, the entire wikileaks group would either be dead or MIA.

      August 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        If you're a Doctor,then why are you vomiting this ignorance over WikiLeaks?Do you have something against freedom of information or do just want the people to stay dumbed down???

        August 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      i see the point for this. but this is stolen info. so i think it is criminal. if you receive stolen property and you know it is stolen. then you are as guilty as the one that stole it.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      i hate canadians

      August 17, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • ronpaul2012

      It's almost comical(if not so sad) how we, as a country, forget who organized and funded these radical groups. It amazes me that after the longest engagement in this nations history we still have no victory in sight, No timetable agreed upon and no clearly defined enemy. Will it take another ten years? Or do we need another 9/11 to galvienize our resolve, so we can pour more untold billions into a cess pit of a country whose citizens want us only to concern ourselves with our own.

      August 25, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
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