The U.S. Air Force censorship comes as an incoming Republican Congress member has called for targeting news outlets that published the cables. In a radio interview, Rep.-elect Allen West of Florida called for censoring any news outlets that ran stories based on the cables’ release.
Allen West: "Here is an individual that is not an American citizen, first and foremost, for whatever reason, you know, gotten his hands on classified American material and has put it out there in the public domain. And I think that we also should be censoring the American news agencies which enabled him to be able to do this and then also supported him and applauded him for the efforts. So, that’s kind of aiding and abetting of a serious crime."