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Let He Who Has Never Sinned…

The WikilLeaks aftermath continues, and the FPA’s Afghanistan blog keeps us updated.  The Afghanistan writers and I took opposing sides on this issue last week and seemed to be able to remain in the mindset that this is an issue about which reasonable people can disagree.  But one of Mike Mullen’s quotes from last week seems extremely bizarre to me:

“Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family,” Admiral Mullen said.

Afghan civilian blood on his hands?  Many of the WikiLeaks documents were about U.S. soldiers killing Afghan civilians and then trying to cover it up.  Anyone else see the irony here?