Monday, April 25, 2011

On this and that from the latest WikiLeaks dump

Glenn Greenwald looks at the latest WikiLeaks dump - noting several key points, among them that
Given that multiple media outlets have just published huge amounts of classified information, it is more difficult than ever to distinguish between WikiLeaks and, say, the NYT or the Post under the law.
and that
The difference among the various newspapers in how these leaks are being presented is stark, predictable and revealing.
One of the most important topics he discusses is the case of
Sami al-Haj, the Al Jazeera cameraman who was encaged at the camp for more than 6 years and then abruptly released without ever being charged.
As Greenwald notes,
Al-Haj has long claimed that he was interrogated almost exclusively about his work for Al Jazeera, and virtually nothing about the accusations against him (being an “Al Qaeda courier”). The files released about him corroborate that claim
Go read it; it's well worth your time.

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