Truth doesn’t kill people; our government does.

Here’s an except from my opinion piece in The Chronicle on the Wikileaks controversy.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, a holdover from the Bush administration retained by President Obama, said over the summer that Wikileaks’ releases on the war in Afghanistan would endanger innocent lives. Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, went so far as to say, “Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.”

It requires a special kind of mental illness to help run a war that has killed thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians and then claim that a journalist has blood on his hands for revealing the truth. Do you know what endangers innocent lives, Mr. Gates? Dropping bombs on innocent people. Also, there is no documented proof of a single person ever being physically harmed as a result of Wikileaks’ activity.

Read the rest at, then go write for your school’s paper! Lots of campus newspapers are dying for content, and it’s a great way to get the ideas of liberty out on campus. If anyone would like any help writing opinion stories, or just another set of eyes to look over an article before you send it in, email me at matt.ciepielowski[at] or contact me on Facebook.

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