OMG! the us is assassinating taliban leaders? that is SHOCKING news, to everyone who's been living under a rock for the past decade. certainly, educating that strata of americans who are unable to point at pakistan on a map of asia is well worth the risk of exposing U.S. allies to deadly risk... equally shocking is this expose about civilians being mistakenly killed. during a war. that's lasted 8 years. key lesson from all this: curing illiterats of their magical bunny land dilusions is not a good enough reason to publish military secrets for all the world to see what happens if (when) a couple of people actually are killed as the result of this bs? the fact that we all suddenly feel compelled momentarily to change the topic of our public discourse isn't a good enough reason for wikileaks. and the fact that they can't even get their act together enough to redact properly just goes to show how amateur they are. whats at stake here really is freedom of the press. if we start assigning the label and the priveledge that goes with it to jerk offs like the wikileaks guy, there is a pretty good chance that actual whistleblowers and real news reporting may suffer. that is all the lesson for today, bobby.