We know there is now dissension within Wikileaks, the web site that allows "whistle blowers" from all nations to make classified documents from different governments available to the public. Here is a link to the British newspaper, The Independent, which has an article on this internal Wikileaks problem.
But, the more interesting question is if Wikileaks is really a tool to help validate the new George W Bush book coming out? That is a possibility being floated by the blogger Instapundit, who notes that some of the documents recently released debunk the Lancet study on deaths in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (600% off the mark—too high). He also notes that WMD—chemical weapons♠—continued to be found in Iraq long after the initial fighting ended.
I didn't think that this is the case, but it is not beyond the realm of possibility. It is a strange world out there. Of course I don't think former President George W Bush created Wikileaks, but it is possible that the Wikileaks founder is fairly even-handed and thinks that President Bush deserves the same fair shake that everyone else gets. Or maybe that is just how the facts sort out—how the cookie crumbles.
Regards — Cliff
♠ I never thought Chemical Weapons should be part of the definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction, but in about 1990 we accepted that definition then being pushed by the then Soviet Union.
10 months ago