Why won't the Pentagon help WikiLeaks redact documents?
Who's telling the truth? Recent revelations suggest that Wikileaks Julian Asange is the likely candidate. Using the NY Times as a conduit, Wikileaks made an honest effort to get the US government to help in protecting Afghans that may be subject to reprisals as a result of the documents being made public.
When the controversy first arose over the lack of redaction's in the war documents released by WikiLeaks, the website insisted that, using the New York Times as an intermediary, it had asked the Obama administration for help in removing names of Afghans before releasing the documents, a claim the Pentagon vehemently denied. The New York Times, needless to say, sided with the Government -- that's what the NYT does -- but they did so by simultaneously confirming the truth of WikiLeaks' version of events. From the Associated Press article, July 31, on that controversy: