The White House condemned the publication of the data which it said threatened the safety of coalition forces.Let's pause to note something: our supervisors don't give a fig if the Talibannies are out there reading Wikileaks. The primary reason for this stuff being all secret and classified and everything is so you and I don't know it. Why don't they want us to know? Perhaps because they think that if we find out how stupid, wicked, and costly their hobbies are, we'll put a stop to them. (Frankly, I think they're giving us far too much credit, but that's another discussion.)
A spokesman said: "We strongly condemn the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organisations, which puts the lives of the US and partner service members at risk and threatens our national security."
Let's also note that "US and partner service members" would be quite safe if they weren't occupying other people's countries. When it comes to the sort of "service members" whose famous "collateral murders" were recently seen on Wikileaks: the less safe, the better, say I. Whatever the culpability of any individual Troop, though, his or her safety is best served by going home, post haste.
We seem to take it for granted that governments properly keep secrets from the governed. Why should that be? I can certainly think of many reasons why it should not be.