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WikiLeaks' Assange defends Iraq leak

Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 - 02:21

Oct. 23 - Founder of whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, says the site's release of a massive batch of U.S. Iraq war files, some detailing prisoner abuse by Iraqi security forces, corrects an ''attack on truth''.David Botti reports.

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After seven years of fighting in Iraq. A new trove of secret US files details the conduct of operations during the war. Appearing in London head of whistle blower web site Wiki leaks -- songs spoke of his -- release of documents. This attack on the dessert bar old. Begins long people's thoughts and continues long up award points. In an hour relief of these 400000 documents. About. -- out all. The use mosquito all that war from the US perspective. We hope. To correct. Some of that attack on the burden that -- before the war during the war and which has continued all day. The files contain cases of prisoner abuse by Iraqi forces never investigated by the US. They also document US concern over Iranian influence on Iraqi militias. The Pentagon has strongly criticized the document's release saying it could put the -- of US troops and Iraqis are at risk. In July -- few -- released some 70000. Files on the Afghan war an act also condemned by the Pentagon. But beyond this initial response a song said the Pentagon offered little reaction -- human rights issues raised by a week. He called this a defense -- and. About this shrugging of shoulders is of course. The second. All powerful people the first his thoughts. So we're calling beyond silence. And now -- see. An attempt to -- nonchalant manner about something that is very listeners. That does not mean. But it is not treated -- The Afghan and Iraq War documents were made accessible to several media outlets such as the New York Times in the UK guardian. Before they were released to the public. David -- team Reuters.

WikiLeaks' Assange defends Iraq leak

Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 - 02:21

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