Got a FB comment from a friend who is sad that Wikileaks did not screen its release and put lives at risk..
started responding to that on FB and realized it was longer than a blog post!
so here is my response..
politicians lie, we go to war.. there goes our social security, kids education, tax dollars..all to support wars that make these guys rich. the people whose lives are actually lost, who is responsible for it? the same folks whose names are on the wikileaks.
seriously if our press had done this type of research there would have been no Iraq war. only an Afganistan war which had probably a chance of
a. getting osama
b. getting rid of taliban
c. social reform, womens rights in afganistan.
would have had a lot less lives lost, money lost.
the people who are shutting down wikileaks are not trying to do it because it risks lives. they are doing it because it might create a public reaction to stop the wars already there and prevent more wars..
less wars means less money for these folks.
Wikileaks is releasing everything, sensational or not. it looks like there is no screening. if you let the press screen it, nothing will come out because they are all paid by the government.
you really think FOX news is going to release any of this info even if they had their hands on it?
there are people with money and power who abuse the folks without either. the only thing you and I can do is vote. we cannot even avoid paying taxes!
we can write.. we can put our thoughts out..mine seem to be consistent..
read all those old posts and looks like over 5 years
a. I am definitely for the Iraq war to end
b. don't trust the press to do its job
c. don't trust politicians to put people who elected them above themselves.
damn.. that was a blog post!
It will be truly sad if lives were indeed lost because of the leaks. Still have to thank them for bringing more information to the common folk about the people who make decisions for them and how they make those decisions. Who knows, it might stop the wars?!