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Not since the Pentagon Papers have the inner workings of war been exposed to the public in such an explosive fashion as with the Wikileaks' revelations on the Afghan war. The Afghan War Diary is composed of over 90,000 leaked military documents that expose the harrowing truth of the war in Afghanistan, revealing widespread corruption, soaring Taliban attacks, coverups, excessive civilian casualties and more.
Our sister organization CODEPINK, spoke with Daniel Ellsberg, who exposed the Pentagon Papers that in turn helped end the Vietnam War.
"Wikileaks has given us a picture of this war that shows a total replay, as in Vietnam, of a corrupt, incompetent set of allies whose main merit is a willingness to be paid by Congress and be supported by the drug trade. We are clearly mired in an escalating stalemate. The troop increase Obama has requested will make no difference.
The "leak" comes precisely during the week that Congress will be voting on another $33 billion for war. House leaders are said to be rushing to hold a vote for fear that these reports could create opposition to the measure, and this is exactly what we need to do. We need to open the floodgates of opposition and drown the funding that would send more of our soldiers to die in vain.
Thank you, as always, for your work on behalf of peace and justice,
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