I have extremely mixed emotions about the news that a Swedish hacker put all of our troops and our government at risk by releasing documents related to the war in Afghanistan. As the mother of a U.S. military person, I am at first appalled that this is allowed to happen without war crimes charges brought against Julian Assange. I believe in freedom of information, but this is taking it too far. By publishing these pages, our nation is at risk by those who look for any weakness in strength and gives fodder to those who will do anything to undermine government, even if it is their own. I call that the ultimate in cowardice. Hiding behind a computer while those in danger fight. Sure it’s not your war, sure you hate the American government and wish it ill by any means necessary, but you don’t have to further the harm that will be done to troops trying to do their duty by revealing such knowledge to the enemy. It’s a sickening prospect. There are other ways to expose the government for what it is. This is definitely not the way.