Wikileaks: Editorial Dissent
While others at The Tartan, the White House, and the Pentagon may claim that Wikileaks has acted irresponsibly, I disagree. I believe Wikileaks could hardly have acted more responsibly in releasing this information. They worked with three well-regarded news organizations, giving them weeks of access for thorough research — and which of those offered to help them cleanse the logs? Wikileaks (albeit indirectly) contacted the U.S. government to ask for assistance; the fact that the organization even asked was vehemently denied and later admitted, and the government still has not agreed to assist.
Wikileaks has only a handful of volunteers. They could have spent years and would still have been faulted for not catching every name. We are now nearly a month out, and name the group that has actually helped redact names in the remaining documents.