You have to admit there is something sick about US generals and admirals pointing their fingers at WikiLeaks and saying it has blood on its hands. You ask yourself, are these military leaders (and their political allies) really that detached from reality, that insane that they can miss the total absurdity of themselves.
Who has blood on their hands? Who is responsible for all those "botched" raids, "mistaken" air strikes, "unfortunate "collateral damage," "messed up" drone attacks? I don't think it is WikiLeaks.
As the following article concludes about these finger pointing hypocrites, "So much blood. So many hands. So little culpability. No remorse.
Now, Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old intelligence analyst deployed to eastern Baghdad, who reportedly leaked the video of the event to Wikileaks and may have been involved in leaking those 92,000 documents as well, is preparing to face a court-martial and on a suicide watch, branded a "traitor" by a US senator, his future execution endorsed by the ranking minority member of the House of Representatives' subcommittee on terrorism, and almost certain to find himself behind bars for years or decades to come.
But he and the US militarists who initiated the war in Iraq and who have continued the war in Afghanistan for nine years, the people who keep everything about these wars secret except what is useful to sustain them, the people who finance these wars on credit without raising taxes, dumping the costs on future generations – these people are not “morally culpable,” “guilty” or endangering anyone?
Do I have that right?
In other words, to reveal information about the war makes one morally guilty of endangering people, while being responsible for the war itself does not.