From Gentle Reader D. Fisher in the comments to the "WikiLeaks" post:
"Ethically, I don't think either Wikileaks nor the leaker is in the wrong, and that's coming from someone who's ex-military."
Do allow me understand you. WikiLeaks has released -- for all to read -- the names of Afghanistan citizens who have helped American and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Afghani citizens who have provided the names of Taleban leaders to American so that we may remove these Taleban.
WikiLeaks has released -- upon the World Wide Web -- the names of Afghani citizens who have identified Taleban who were hiding from Americans; who have provided invaluable intel on the activities of the Taleban; who have, in point of fact, aided NATO and the Americans in hurting the Taleban.
These informants -- whose names we held in secrecy to protect their lives, the lives of their families and the lives of their friends -- WikiLeaks has posted these names on the Internet for the Taleban to read at their leisure. And then to do ... whatever the Taleban feels to be appropriate.
And you don't find anything ethically wrong with WikiLeaks doing this.
Is that about right?
Correct me if I'm wrong, do.