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WikiLeaks: Iraq War Logs

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Simon Rogers, news editor and editor of The Guardian Datablog and Datastore, discusses the latest WikiLeaks document release and what the data from the Iraq war documents tell us. 

The Guardian's map of deaths drawn from data in the WikiLeaks documents is below.

» To see the map in full screen on the Guardian site, click here

 

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Comments [8]

Arthur Brennan from New Hampshire, USA

I was director of the US Embassy Office of Accountability and Transparency in Baghdad in the summer of 2007. The US State Department was covering up crime and misrepresenting the facts to the American people and Congress. I testified about this to the US House and Senate. Unfortunately, to get the the truth we need WikiLeaks and fortunately Wikileaks is here! A democracy cannot afford to have a government that lies and keeps the lies secret. How will we know how to vote? How can we have intelligent discussions and debates if we don't have access to the truth? Our leaders should be ashamed of themselves for what they have perpetrated on us and on people who have never hurt us--but our leaders know no shame. Disgusting!

Oct. 27 2010 09:38 PM
Joe B from Backwater, Texas

I think it's good for democracy and puts troops in harm's way. That's reality and I really have no problem with that.

If you're concerned about the safety of our troops, think twice before voting for war. Or joining the military when the populace you're "defending" is so irresponsible.

Oct. 27 2010 12:38 PM
Matt

I think skewing public perception about the facts is more a danger to the troops than anything wikileaks provided.

How could you not read the news in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last eight years without the feeling that a lot was being held back?

Oct. 27 2010 10:24 AM
bernie from bklyn

thetruthfrombecky- let me ask you a question- do you think that our troops in iraq and afghanistan are keeping us safe at home and protecting the citizens of this country as we are led to believe by the US media?
your comments are proof that anything can be spun to make ignorant americans believe.

Oct. 27 2010 10:20 AM
Jay F.

Why is there little talk in the press of the WMDs found in Iraq?

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/10/wikileaks-show-wmd-hunt-continued-in-iraq-with-surprising-results/

Oct. 27 2010 10:14 AM

No benefit in leaking this information, a dangerous and ridiculous practice this wikicrap!

Oct. 27 2010 10:13 AM
bernie from bklyn

i know it's easy and almost a cliche at this point, but in my opinion, this just further proves the point that the media in this country does not do their job. these documents just show how much of a disgusting, unnecessary mess both of these "wars" are.
the previous administration is directly responsible for every horrible detail revealed in these documents. why did our media just go along w/ these ridiculous plans and not question those trying to force this down the throat of the american public is beyond me....but they just as culpible.
wolfowitz, rumsfeld, cheney should all be in prison for this. why are they able to get away with this? but now the media will blame the messenger and try to villify those leaking these documents?
want to know what puts out roops in real danger? putting them in 2 unwinnable, unneccesary "wars"

Oct. 27 2010 10:07 AM

how careless was the government?

Oct. 27 2010 10:00 AM

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