The White House is understandably angry that over 90,000 classified documents about the Afghan war have been leaked, because the documents show the utter folly of linking in partnership with Pakistan, a nation more than happy to take American money and at the same time aid the Islamic insurgents fighting American troops.
The government isn’t angry – apparently – at Pakistan’s duplicity; it’s angry that now everyone has proof of Pakistan’s duplicity and now can’t act like it isn’t true.
White House national security adviser Gen. Jim Jones said the release “put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk.” In a statement, he then took pains to point out that the documents describe a period from January 2004 to December 2009, mostly during the administration of President George W. Bush. And, Jones added, before President Obama announced a new strategy.
The Government always cries ‘national security’ when it’s acting immorally or improperly or trying to hide something from the American people. ‘Lives at risk’ is another phrase the government loves to toss around, as if questioning the legitimacy of government behavior will bring the world crashing down.
No – the government only covers up what it thinks the public won’t support. So, do you know what puts American lives at risk? A war that has no purpose in a land that has no civility neighbored by a nation that only wants money. That puts more lives at risk than any leaked documents ever could.