Torture and Abuse Revealed in WikiLeaks Documents

Monday, October 25, 2010

Founder of the Wikileaks website Julian Assange displays a page from the Wikileaks page on October 23, 2010 during a press conference at the Park Plaza hotel in central London. (Leon Neal/Getty)

WikiLeaks released 400,000 documents on Friday that reveal cases of torture and abuse of detainees by Iraqi security forces. The reports also increase the number of civilian casualites in the war. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Julian Assange is the man at the center of this controversy, as he faces accusations that he has put U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians in danger. Also being heavily criticized is The New York Times, which published the reports.

John Burns, London bureau chief for The New York Times, wrote a profile of Assange, and says, "what’s new and startling to me is just how hostile many Americans have been to the profile I wrote."

Guests:

John Burns

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [2]

David Zapen from Miami FL (WLRN)

When will someone aside from www.thomhartmann.com note that unelected President George W. Bush was offered Osama bin Laden and more from the Taliban to a third party like the World Court, from which W. had just withdrawn, but he said no to carry out the Project for a New American Century (www.americancentury.org) to control oil in Afghanistan and Iraq to prevent Saddam's planned oil sale that would have lowered gasoline prices?

Oct. 25 2010 09:16 AM
muhammedsian from Iraqi Kurdistan

I'm surprised that Iraqi coward prime minister has shown silence and chose cowardice toward this brutality and oppression.

Oct. 25 2010 12:13 AM

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