Leaked Documents Give Liberals New Ammo

07/27/2010 12:05 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Roll Call

The Obama administration is facing new headaches over its war policy with the unauthorized release of tens of thousands of military records painting a dire picture in Afghanistan. But liberal Democrats are hoping the leaks will inject new momentum into their push to reject the $33 billion war supplemental when it comes to a vote this week.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs insisted Monday that the roughly 90,000 records published online by the whistle-blower WikiLeaks do not reveal any new information about the Afghanistan war effort. The documents give detailed accounts of incidents that have taken place over the last six years of the war, including unreported incidents of civilian killings and Pakistani officials working with the Taliban.

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