Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm amused by the White House response to the latest Wikileaks material on Afghanistan. They are simultaneously claiming the leak is minor and reveals nothing new while also claiming it's a terribly reprehensible breach of security.

Wherever one stands on the issue of whether the material should have been leaked and published, the hypocrisy of the White House response just makes them look stupid. It's also obvious there's mistruth in one limb of their claim or the other. If the White House wishes to have credibility abroad it needs to come off the fence and either admit a major and embarrassing security breach or accept these documents belong in the public domain.