Following the release of 92,000 war log files, Liz Cheney is calling for WikiLeaks to be shut down and says that the founder has “blood on his hands.”
“I would point out that although you’ve got the news about the WikiLeaks documents that that came out this week and clearly Julian Assange’s effort was to change course for the US policy in Afghanistan,” Cheney told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday.
“He was unsuccessful in that. He does clearly have blood on his hands potentially for the people whose names were in those documents who helped the US and I think that’s something he will have to live with now,” she continued.
“I would really like to see President Obama to move to ask the government of Iceland to shut that website down. I would like to see him move to shut it down ourselves if Iceland won’t do it. I would like to see them move aggressively to prosecute Mr. Assange and certainly ensure that he never again gets a visa to enter the United States,” said Cheney.
“What he’s done is very clearly aiding and abetting al Qaeda. And as I said, he may very well be responsible for the deaths of American soldiers Afghanistan,” she concluded.
Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told ABC’s This Week that he’s “appalled” and “mortified” at Wikileaks’ release of the Afghan war documents, and the Web site is at least “morally” guilty in the matter.
“There are two areas of culpability. One is legal culpability. And that’s up to the Justice Department and others. That’s not my arena. But there’s also a moral culpability. And that’s where I think the verdict is guilty on WikiLeaks,” Gates said. “They have put this out without any regard whatsoever for the consequences.”
Gates also warned that next year’s planned drawdown of troops from Afghanistan would be minimal.
With the anticipated troop drawdown less than a year away, Gates re-emphasized that “we are not leaving Afghanistan in July of 2011” and that “the pace will depend on conditions on the ground.”
He corroborated a recent assessment made by Vice President Joe Biden — and contrary to the hopes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — that the drawdown would be “as few as a couple thousand troops.”
“Drawdowns early on will be of fairly limited numbers,” he said.
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Aug. 1, 2010.
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