Mamoon Alabbasi views some of the disinformation and spin propagated by the mainstream media
regarding the leaking of the US’s secret Iraq war files by the whistleblower website Wikileaks.
The exposing of the truth about the Iraq war
by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange
is without doubt a most commendable act.
For one thing, it has been carried out in a responsible manner, in that the site and its owner have taken extraordinary steps to avoid endangering lives.
Even more important, the leaking of the documents will ultimately save millions of lives,
and it begins to address the injustice done to the countless number of people already lost.
[ actual cockpit recorder quote ]
a number of media outlets are determined to mislead the public about the lessons to be learned from the Iraq war leaks.
Rather than explain to the public the implications of the leaked raw data,
these outlets seem to go out of their way to make the best of a bad situation for the Pentagon
and to derail the essence of the message that comes out from the leaking of these classified documents.
In doing so, these media appear desperate to downplay the scandalous actions perpetrated by the American forces
– with green lights that go high up in the US chain of command –
by trying to divert the focus on to the Iraqi side alone.
This is being done despite the following :