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  •  Naked Capitalism (16+ / 0-)

    I liked Yves take on this

    WikiLeaks has posted its second Iraq trove, nearly 400,000 pages. The New York Times, Guardian, Le Monde, and Der Spiegel got embargoed documents. The New York Times claims, "...the Iraq documents provide no earthshaking revelations, but they offer insight, texture and context from the people actually fighting the war." The Guardian headline suggests they are more signficant: "Iraq war logs: secret files show how US ignored torture." And the Financial Times goes further: "US soldiers killed unarmed civilians, WikiLeaks claim". So why does the Grey Lady minimize this account? Is it that the US use of torture is so routine that the Times does not consider the ugly details in the WikiLeaks documents to be much of a revelation? FYI, the Guardian summary provides a better overview than the NY Times. It also has a gripping interactive log which covers the abuses that took place on a typical day in 2006.

    Where the hell is the outrage from the American people/media?

    Just like in the financial crisis, horrible crimes are committed but no one goes to jail. If you rob a convenience store you get 10 years. If you defraud the public for millions, or perjure yourself, or bribe politicians, nothing happens.

    This is emblematic of an empire in decline. The rules only apply to the little guy.

    If I were a Christian I might be satisfied that they would pay after death. If I were a Buddhist I might be satisfied that they would pay in their next life. But as an atheist I would much prefer that they pay NOW. Prosecute!!!

    "If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." Mike Lazaridis of RIM

    by taonow on Sat Oct 23, 2010 at 10:04:34 AM PDT

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