Friday, October 22, 2010

Iraq War Logs Out, Pathetic New York Times Tries To Make Pro-War Spin

I come from New York. I am disgusted at what this newspaper has become. The New York Times is now nothing more then a pro-war propaganda rag that tries to spin this immense leak into pro-war, anti-Iranian propaganda. Just google Iraq war logs and see what you get around the world. The world finds in the leaks a condemnation of the wars, but the New York Times for the most part tries to spin them into more propaganda.

Le Monde: Iraq: the ordinary horror revealed by Wikileaks

The Guardian: Iraq war logs: How friendly fire from US troops became routine

Secret order that let US ignore abuse

Iraq war logs: secret files show how US ignored torture

LA Times: WikiLeaks releases sensitive documents on Iraq war

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. military documents about the Iraq war are made public in one of the largest leaks of classified material in American history. The most explosive documents are reports suggesting that U.S. forces knew about but failed to stop numerous cases of prisoner abuse.

Even the USA Today has the courage to be critical: Iraq war leaks: No U.S. investigation of many abuses

But not the NYT.

And what does the Times have to say about it? Read all about it. The first thing they find to say is to blame Iran. Another is to blame Iraq. Not much about America, oh no. We are the good guys, of course.

Leaked Reports Detail Iran’s Aid for Iraqi Militias

Detainees Fared Worse in Iraqi Hands, Logs Say

The New York Times even makes a point of writing their article about civilian deaths something about Iraqis killing Iraqis. Nice spin. Who started the war idiots? You did.

You! New York Times. You are the ones. Not the Iranians. Not the Iraqis. You are the ones who reported about Saddam's WMD's that didn't exist, the falsehood which began the war.

In the build up to the 2003 war the New York Times published a number of stories claiming to prove that Iraq possessed WMD. One story in particular, written by Judith Miller helped persuade the American public that Iraq had WMD

Hats off to Wikileaks. Shame on the New York Times. Because of real journalism from Wikileaks, we now know how many people you and your supporters have murdered. More then 100,000.

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