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Julian Assange, Collateral Murderer?

6:05 PM, Jul 28, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Julian Assange, the man in charge of WikiLeaks, released a video earlier this year slandering U.S. troops as being guilty of "collateral murder." Now Fox News reports:

Hundreds of Afghan lives have been put at risk by the leaking of 90,000 intelligence documents to WikiLeaks because the files identify informants working with NATO forces.

In just two hours of searching the WikiLeaks archive, The Times of London found the names of dozens of Afghans credited with providing detailed intelligence to U.S. forces. Their villages are given for identification and also, in many cases, their fathers' names.

On the Today show this morning, Assange disputed the Times of London's report. But if the report is accurate and innocent Afghans are killed, Assange agreed that it would just be his form of collateral damage:

VIERA: You said there is a mood to end the war in Afghanistan. You hope this information will shift political will. If in the process you have jeopardizes the lives of Afghan informants, if somebody is executed because their name is out there, would you consider that your form of collateral damage?

ASSANGE: Yes. That would be true in our case. If we had, in fact, made that mistake then of course that would be something we would take very seriously.

Wired reports that some of the documents released by Assange aren't accurate.

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