U.S. Makes Seized Iraqi Documents Public

HoustonChronicle.com – U.S. Makes Seized Iraqi Documents Public
— The federal government is making public a huge trove of documents seized during the invasion of Iraq, posting them on the Internet in a step that is at once a nod to the Web's power and an admission that U.S. intelligence resources are overloaded.
The Web surfers have begun posting translations and comments, digging through the documents with gusto. The idea of the government turning over a massive database to volunteers is revolutionary _ and not only to them.

2 thoughts on “U.S. Makes Seized Iraqi Documents Public”

  1. No doubt all the good documents are not being released. It’s probably some Negroponte experiment to see what happens when you release info into the internet and watch the blogosphere piranhas eat each other in combing over the docs.

    Happy fishing.

  2. There are up to 55,000 boxes, with possibly millions of pages. The documents are being posted a few at a time _ so far, about 600 _ on a Pentagon Web site, often in Arabic with an English summary.
    At this rate historians from the next generation will finally find out what really happened.

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