Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte has begun a yearlong process of posting on the web 48,000 boxes of Arabic-language Iraqi documents captured by American troops. Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who led the campaign to get the documents released, does not believe they have received adequate scrutiny. Hoekstra said he wanted to “unleash the power of the Net” to do translation and analysis that might take the government decades.
I think this is a great idea and regret that I can not read my enemy’s language.
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