Saturday, October 23, 2010

The military can't deny overwhelming evidence within their own documents to the tragedy of Iraq.

"...Its founder, Julian Assange,(click title to entry - thank you) said the records showed there had been "a bloodbath on every corner" and provided evidence of war crimes.

"We hope to correct some of that attack on the truth that occurred before the war, during the war and which has continued on since the war officially concluded," he told a news conference in London.

But the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm Mike Mullen, strongly condemned the disclosure of classified information...."

It might be a fabrication or occassional incident if there were few reports of violence within Iraq, but, to have document after document explain the deaths and brutality of citizens of that country can't be denied.
I understand why Admiral Mullen condemns the publication of these reports as they only escalate the civil war that has existed since March, 2003.  No doubt the citizens of Iraq are less safe today because of the leak of these document, however, there is much to be investigated in regard to the prolonged war that was used for political capital by the Republican Executive Branch and Congress in the USA.  

Somehow I believe the world is never going to be the same when all is said and done here.  Dangerous people that abuse power can't be ignored.

I am very worried about my country and I'll discuss it more tomorrow evening. 

Until then...