The Pentagon is asking the media
not to republish the Iraq war secrets that have already been published at Wikileaks. Now just think about that for a minute. Any self-respecting enemy of the United States obviously knows exactly where to go to get this information, so preventing the media from republishing it does nothing to protect our secrets from the enemy. The only reason for asking the media not to republish is to protect the Pentagon and the Government from the citizens of the United States, who might learn something they didn't like about the way in which they are governed.
I suppose that is the essence of modern Democracy.