WikiLeaks Does It Again--Releases 91,000 Classified Military Documents About Afghan War

   Hat tip to who has outdone themselves once again by obtaining 91,000 documents concerning the Afghan War and what is really going on. The US government has lied about the number of civilians killed during air strikes and according to the leaked documents the war is a lost cause. The Taliban is increasing its attacks and is likely working with members of Pakistani Intelligence. The website gave the information to the New York Times and London Guardian to review. Here is the Guardian's review of these unbelievable documents.  Below is analysis from Channel 4 news who looked through the documents and computed the death toll.

The classified reports contain detailed logs of fatalities - both military and civilian.

Here is the breakdown:

Enemy killed: 15,506

Civilians killed: 4,232

Afghan Army (ANA) killed: 3,819

Nato forces killed: 1,138

   If you think that the revelation of these incriminating documents would do anything to change US government strategy in Afghanistan you would be mistaken. The Whitehouse came out late today with a statement condemning WikiLeaks for releasing these documents and noted:
 These irresponsible leaks will not impact our ongoing commitment to deepen our partnerships with Afghanistan and Pakistan; to defeat our common enemies; and to support the aspirations of the Afghan and Pakistani people.
   You bet we are staying in Afghanistan--and for a long time. There is too much money to be made through opium trafficking!

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