WikiLeaks Diplomatic Cables FOIA DocumentsACLU.org
Mar. 02, 2012
Putin: Germans Should Not Be Forced to Hate Themselves Over Their Past
Lib Freaks Out After Virtue Signalling Poll Backfires
Unhinged Samantha Bee to Hope Hicks: 'F--k You,' 'You Helped Burn Down Democracy, Bitch!'
'Highest IQ Man In The World' On Colleges: 'They're A Breeding House For Parrots'
Homeless Junkie Killed Jumping in Front of Robot Car Carrying Trans Armed Robber
In June 2011, the ACLU filed suit against the State Department to enforce a FOIA request seeking 23 embassy cables previously disclosed by WikiLeaks. The agency released redacted versions of 11 and withheld the other 12 in full.
The five excerpts below show the government’s selective and self-serving decisions to withhold information. Because the leaked versions of these cables have already been widely distributed, the redacted releases provide unique insight into the government’s selective decisions to hide information from the American public.