July 26th, 2010
07:39 AM ET

Afghanistan 'shocked' by WikiLeaks documents

The Afghan government said Monday it was "shocked" as it sifted through tens of thousands of leaked U.S. military and diplomatic reports on the war in Afghanistan that a whistleblower website posted a day earlier.

"The Afghan government is shocked with the report that has opened the reality of the Afghan war," said Siamak Herawi, a government spokesman.

WikiLeaks.org - a whistleblower website - published on Sunday what it says are more than 90,000 United States military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January of this year.

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  1. Bob

    It's one thing for a country to maintain a veil of secrecy over its military operations to ensure the lives of those in harms way are not lost and victory is attained. But when a government and it's inept appendage, the military industrial complex, conspire to misdirect the overall understanding of one of the longest fought military campaigns in history it has betrayed the people. The pentagon papers shed light on the ineptness of the Vietnam war and this leak, thank goodness, shows the current failure to even get our allies to work with us at a tremendous cost which we can ill afford. I am discouraged that we have been kept in the dark and our sons and daughters have been sacrificed for a cause that has been lost for some time. Thank you Wikileaks...

    Let me draw an analogy for those who may not understand, if you having a renovation project being conducted on your house by your church pastor, who you never challenged, and you were asked to not look at the project just trust his media releases that everything was going in the right direction. After several years and incredible cost overruns someone contacts you in the tent you have been living in and explains the work hasn't really started, the contractor's have been stealing the supplies and the pastor dealing with church issues.

    July 27, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • sandra henderson

      I would love to hear more of your overview of the world, politically and spiritually, my friend.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Michel Gourd

    In case nobody notices, it is a war!

    The organization WikiLeaks disclosures show Pakistani intelligence working against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The world knows now the unvarnished truth about the Afghan War. Deepen cooperation with Pakistan should only be done after all Taliban sympathisers have been extracted from its army and secret services. Now, the United States should stop nation building and focus on going after the enemy in Afghanistan. But in the long run, it should build Afghan capacity to let its people take responsibility for their future and evade Taliban power.

    July 26, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |

    this is only a drama .

    July 26, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |