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Courage and spite are not the same

Where does courageous behavior stop and self-aggrandized recklessness begin?

The answer on Monday may have been found at the Web site that released some 91,000 secret military documents related to America’s war on terror in Afghanistan.

The founder of WikiLeaks teased the media Monday by mentioning that his group has thousands more documents that may be released soon and he believes the release of information will spark additional information leaks.

“It’s is our experience that courage is contagious,” said Julian Assange, an Australian man who as a teen pleaded guilty to computer hacking offenses.

Is it courageous to publish information that potentially put U.S. troops in harm’s way?

Is it courageous to disrupt international relations to make one feel more powerful?

If the site found genuine evidence of some sort of a war crime, perhaps the information would be useful to release in small bits and to the proper authorities.

It’s a little like hearing only one side of a conversation and believing you know what is being said.

Prior to this week’s release, the site’s biggest claim to fame was the release of a classified video showing a military helicopter crew shooting and killing a group of men in Iraq.

A hint of WikiLeaks’ real agenda can be seen in the title they gave the video, “Collateral Murder.”

Apparently, the WikiLeaks folks feel capable of being judge and jury for the world.

If America can prove a single U.S. soldier is harmed by the information released, our nation should arrest Assange and the others and prosecute them to the letter of the law.

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