28 Jul 2010

Busting White House Spin on WikiLeaks: No Leak Required

President Obama managed to show just how nimble and how disingenuous an administration can be in his response to the WikiLeaks fiasco: Obama, speaking from the Rose Garden after a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss funding for the war and other issues, deplored the leak, saying he was concerned

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28 Jul 2010

The Danger of the Wikileaks’ Leak: You Might Stop Thinking Like an American

Historically, the US does not want the American people involved in deciding what the US does in its foreign policy. Contrary to American tradition, Julian Assange and Wikileaks display a belief in the value of citizen participation and interest in the business of governments worldwide. As Assange said of the leak, “People who are around the world who are reading this are able to comment on it and put it in context and understand the full situation.”

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27 Jul 2010

A SITREP on the Wikileaks

A quick look at the fall out from the Wikileaks release…

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27 Jul 2010

Anti-War, at Home and Abroad

The state of the Anti-War movement in the United States and Pakistan, and the consequences for politicians in 2010.

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27 Jul 2010

Why is the NY Times Underplaying Account of Task Force 373’s Extrajudicial Killings?

While the UK Guardian and other press are reporting that Wikileaks logs are showing over 2000 people on an elite task force’s “capture or kill” hit list, the New York Times is reporting a figure of only 70.

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27 Jul 2010

White House Attempts to Downplay Fallout from Wikileaks Afghan Logs

The Wikileaks release represents a potential turning point, with the White House now trying to defend a policy that doesn’t look all that defensible while walking a fine line between playing down the contents of the release and condemning the leak.

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27 Jul 2010

White House Attempts to Downplay Fallout from Wikileaks Afghan Logs

John McCain lashed out at Wikileaks and Julian Assange yesterday, calling for their prosecution for releasing over 91,000 field reports and documents about the Afghan war. In the same breath, he called the document release “old news.” This has been the tightrope that some in the government have tried to

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27 Jul 2010

Wikileaks Too Confusing for Citizens?

The COIN crew is circling the wagons, telling us to move along, nothing to see in those messy Wikileaks documents but the House will today vote to make us pay another $30 Billion for it all.

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27 Jul 2010

Circle the Wankers, er, Wagons!

The preemptive yawn of the lovers of preemptive war.

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27 Jul 2010

Why is the NY Times Underplaying Account of Task Force 373’s Extrajudicial Killings?

While the UK Guardian and other press are reporting that Wikileaks logs are showing over 2000 people on an elite task force’s “capture or kill” hit list, the New York Times is reporting a figure of only 70.

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