White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today that all the White House can do to stop the website Wikileaks from publishing more top secret documents is ask.
"We can do nothing but implore the person that has those classified, top secret documents not to post anymore," Gibbs said this morning on NBC's "Today Show."
The Obama administration has said that the leak of more than 90,000 classified documents didn't reveal much new to the public, but it has endangered the lives of American soldiers and allies. The website reportedly has about 15,000 more classified documents in its possession.
"You have Taliban spokesmen in the region today saying they're combing through those documents to find people that are cooperating with American and international forces," Gibbs said. "They're looking through those for names, they said they know how to punish those people."
Gibbs also appeared on the CBS "Early Show" today, where he touted the success of the auto industry bailout.
Mr. Obama will visit three auto plants over the next several days to tout what White House press secretary Robert Gibbs calls "a success story."
"There's no doubt that the team that worked on auto restructuring here at the White House is surprised at where GM and Chrysler are," Gibbs said. "The Big Three all reported a profit for the first time since 2004, and these companies are hiring again - the auto industry's hiring again for the first time since 1999."
He added, "There's no doubt it is a success story. We've got a ways to go. But there's no doubt that the investments that had to be made in the auto industry, the sacrifices and the restructuring that have been made, have put the auto industry on a much better path toward sustainability and one that's creating jobs again."