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6:55 The Guardian claims the Assange "milion-pound" book deal has "collapsed," according to publishing sources. Allegedy he grew concerned about possible impact on legal proceedings. May just be re-structured, but money loss would be severe.
5:25 Cables: U.S. Ambassador describes "Haiti’s see-no-evil-hear-no-evil political culture" | Haiti Liberte http://t.co/893WfaO
4:05 As promised, New York magazine, after running controvesial profile of Bradley Manning over the weekend that drew on new chat logs, now publishes the unredacted logs on its site. One excerpt: bradass87: i think fulfilling childhood dreams can be fun, but im learning that if you dont aim high, you firstly, dont achieve them, and secondly, you find your more *realistic* dreams to be unrewarding…: i want to be like my idols: richard feynman, carl sagan, harvey milk, etc…. its not the strongest ofpeople who survive, its the ones most responsive to change.
Also: bradass87: 2 months pre-deployment, 12 months of iraq… and another 12 months of recovery and garrison… all assuming i dont get discharged under DADT… but the moment i leave the military, implanning on breaking out in all directions
ZJ: man, stay safe in iraq
bradass87: im an analyst, i shadow a brigade commander… also, the shia majority in the location we are going doesn’t want to screw around with the US… theyre stockpiling fresh weapons… because the moment they leave, they plan on removing sunnis out of the region to the southeast and northeast of baghdad: im trying to figure out a way to prevent a civil war the second we leave
2:05 Our friends in the @WikileaksTruck (spotted outside Fox News and NYT over the weekend) have some good questions for Obama’s Twitter news conference: Can you show us just one example where Wikileaks has threatened our security? Have you watched the Collateral Murder video? Why is Manning the one in jail? How do you expect Bradley Manning to stand a fair trial when you have said "He broke the law."?