>Is Wikileaks righteous ?
Was the release of information by Wikileaks a good thing or an ignorant effort by amateurs that has endangered lives of Iraqi civilians and coalition troops ?
If it was a good thing, does it highlight the feebleness of the international media in causing so little previous consternation for the Pentagon during the war ? If so what is the point of the current media if they can not bring the truth to the people ?
On the other hand, have the established media been just and considered in their reporting of the war and used only credible and verified reports for their stories, rather than illegally sourced materials ?
Finally, was the information Wikileaks published really that significant ? All it seems to have done is said that a few more thousand people were killed than had previously been acknowledged.
As per Abu Ghraib, these seem minor trivialities compared to the perversion of democracy in the first place that led to the US led invasion. Should Wikileaks not spend it’s time hacking into the UN servers to discover who the ring leaders for the war were ?
Also, in the bigger picture, where does this leave freedom of speech ? The pentagon classified the information as sensitive but Wikileaks say that the truth needs to be heard. Should Wikileaks be allowed to report whatever it likes ?