i just want to express my support for what julian assange is doing with wikileaks. listening to the msm, you'd think it was obvious that videos of america's heroes slaughtering civilians should be kept secret. um, why exactly? i guess i could see how some information should be kept secret, though i would define such cases extremely narrowly. this sort of thing is nowhere close; of course they ought to be made public. the question facing the pentagon obviously isn't one of national security; it's mere pr.
or let's say that your view is that, like the abu ghraib photos, such things might turn people against the us. well that would be wrong if the videos were cgi fakes or something. if people turn against you because of what you are actually doing, you need to fix what you are actually doing, not try to pretend you aren't. if people turn against you in virtue of believing the truth, then you deserve your image problem.
winning marts and hinds is all very well, but if that just means hiding or lying about your disgusting actions, then i say you're just redoubling the problem. now they not only oppose what you're doing; they don't believe a word you're saying, for very good reasons. that was the donald rumsfeld approach to getting everyone behind our efforts.