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  •  Please tell what this public lie (1+ / 0-)
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    was that was supposedly revealed?

    cheers,

    Mitch Gore

    Who is a Tea Partier? Someone who listens to Glenn Beck. Who's an anti-Tea Partier? Someone who understands Glenn Beck

    by Lestatdelc on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 10:19:38 PM PDT

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    •  The lie is the withholding of information that we (0+ / 0-)

      need to decide as a nation whether or not we wish to continue the war.  What the military calls managing public perception, I call deception.  If we weren't being deceived, the revelation of these documents should trouble no one, & secrecy shouldn't be so valued.  That it is generally true of our wars doesn't mean it hasn't been a lie each time.

      Whistleblowing is the highest form of dissent.

      by Leftcandid on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 05:11:36 AM PDT

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      •  What nonsense (0+ / 0-)

        The only thing that was reveled that we didn't know before the leaks about the Afghanistan war is that the Taliban is using heat seeking missiles to down helicopters and compromising sources on who is aiding coalition forces.

        Or is news that the Bush administration was letting the war in Afghanistan fall apart news to you?

        cheers,

        Mitch Gore

        Who is a Tea Partier? Someone who listens to Glenn Beck. Who's an anti-Tea Partier? Someone who understands Glenn Beck

        by Lestatdelc on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 11:00:38 AM PDT

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        •  If that's the case, why the reaction? (0+ / 0-)

          If the real offense is simply violating the sacred secrecy of the military, well, that should be violated again and again and again, without end, until it crumbles.  That's a moral outcome.  Secrecy is not sacred in democracy; it is itself the violation.

          Whistleblowing is the highest form of dissent.

          by Leftcandid on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 05:30:13 AM PDT

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