Pentagon ‘Hunting’ WikiLeaks Founder

The story behind Bradley Manning and his leaks is an epic in and of itself, a military analyst stationed in Baghdad and increasingly disillusioned by what he witnessed. One of his formative events underscores exactly what he was up against:

watching 15 detainees taken by the Iraqi Federal Police… for printing “anti-Iraqi literature”… the iraqi federal police wouldn’t cooperate with US forces, so i was instructed to investigate the matter, find out who the “bad guys” were, and how significant this was for the FPs… it turned out, they had printed a scholarly critique against PM Maliki… i had an interpreter read it for me… and when i found out that it was a benign political critique titled “Where did the money go?” and following the corruption trail within the PM’s cabinet… i immediately took that information and ran to the officer to explain what was going on… he didn’t want to hear any of it… he told me to shut up and explain how we could assist the FPs in finding MORE detainees…

http://news.antiwar.com/2010/06/11/pentagon-hunting-wikileaks-founder-assange/

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