July 30th, 2010
11:14 AM ET

WikiLeaks founder 'disappointed' by Gates' remarks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday he was disappointed by criticism from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates over the release of about 75,000 pages of U.S. documents related to the war in Afghanistan.

Gates said Thursday that the massive leak will have significant impact on troops and allies, revealing techniques and procedures.

Assange rejected that assessment Friday, saying in a release that Gates "has overseen the killings of thousands of children and adults" in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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  1. afraidofheights

    Wikileaks also announces in the interview that it obtained a copy of Tony Hayward's resignation letter. Read it here.

    FUNNY

    http://www.dailygoat.com/?p=2195

    July 30, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. ProudTexan

    Mr. Assange said that Gates "has overseen the killings of thousands of children and adults" in Afghanistan and Irag. Mr. Assange will now be responsible for killing U.S. soldiers in the same countries! I believe he should be prosecuted as well.

    July 30, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • SilverHair

      Not soon enough.

      July 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Veronica Ann Cawelti HM3

    No matter what Asange says he and the traitors who leaked the information are directly responsible for any deaths of those named or described in the information he is so proud to have leaked. He is also responsible for the deaths of any soldiers killed because Taliban leaders who are able to change tactics due to the information cause thier missions to fail. Asange is no hero exposing war crimes, he is the war crime. How does if feel to be a murderer Mr. Asange?

    July 30, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • SilverHair

      That jerk really doesn't care

      July 31, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Stephen Real

    Killing is Julian Assange,
    But to be responsible for your actions?
    Now that is the mark,
    that truly is hardest of tasks,
    of the real hero who works for the greater good.

    July 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Stephen Real

    Killing is easy Julian Assange,
    But to be responsible for your actions?
    Now that is the mark,
    that truly is hardest of tasks,
    of the real hero who works for the greater good.

    July 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stephen Real

    Killing is easy Julian Assange,
    But to be responsible for your actions?
    Now that is the mark,
    that truly is the hardest of tasks,
    of the real hero who works for the good of society.

    July 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TX4LIFE

    IS THIS GUY AN AMERICAN? SO WHAT THIS GUY IS SAYING IS THAT HE CARES MORE ABOUT AFGAN AND IRAQ PEOPLE THAN OUR OWN TROOPS... FREEDOM IS NOT FREE BUDDY WE HAVE HAD FRIENDS AND FAMILY GIVE THE ULTIIMATE SACRIFICE DEFENDING YOUR FREEDOM AND YOU USE IT TO BACK STAB THE UNITED STATES. YOU ARE A TRAITOR BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

    July 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • SilverHair

      Not an American

      July 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TexVet

    Loose lips sinks ships.............

    July 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Eyes wide open and mind thinking

    Wake up Americans. The U.S. government has been pulling the wool over your eyes for decades. We aren't in Afghanistan to find Bin Laden, we are there to tap the Billions in minerals found in the country. No one is saying that our troops aren't in danger, but Wikileaks didn't put them in harms way. The U.S. government did. Every day our young men and women die in the Middle East not to protect our country, but to enrich our corrupt government and mega companies. We don't need to be in Irag or Afghanistan. Iran is not a threat. North Korea is not a threat. Are China and the Soviets just a bunch of wimps? I don't think so. We are there for the oil and the minerals. Open your eyes America. When you start learning the trurh, the truth will set you free. Lets go a little further. BP wasn't an accident. BP had the best Engineering minds that money can buy at their disposal and they can't stop a leak for over 3 months? Come on. It's a distraction, like 911. Create a disaster, rile up the population with fear, calm the fears and now the population sees the government as the savior. Ladies and Gentlemen, you will see further economic woes, you will see the people turn against each other (Arizona immigration law), you will see war in Iran, you will see the devaluation of the U.S. dollar and you will see the emergence of the New World Order. All you have to do is pay attention. Or do you just not care? Don't focus on the trees, the forest is on fire.

    July 31, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
    • SilverHair

      You must believe in the Mayan calendar.

      July 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee Oates

      Unfortunately your more right than wrong.

      August 2, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lee Oates

    Perhaps one might get a better pespective on this issue if they read "Why the Feds Fear Thinkers Like Howard Zin" on the Internet on Truthdig.

    August 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |