October 22nd, 2010
09:14 PM ET

Evening Buzz: WikiLeaks Releases Secret Iraq War Documents

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

We're following breaking news on a move that the Pentagon says puts U.S. troops in Iraq in "even greater danger."

U.S. military leaders are furious over the release of 400,000 classified war documents on the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

The documents, from 2004 to 2009,  show most civilians were killed by other Iraqis and give insight on the role that Iran played in helping Iraqi militants, according to the New York Times, which was one of a handful of news organizations that got early access to the papers.

The Pentagon says 300 Iraqis are named in the documents who could be in danger due to WikiLeaks actions.

"We have notified Centcom and U.S. forces in Iraq so that they could then be in touch with those Iraqis and take measures to try to safeguard them in the wake of this exposure," said Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.

Chris Lawrence is at the Pentagon for us looking through the documents. He'll have the latest on the fallout tonight on 360°.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. tanya

    in regards to the wikileaks on classified papers disclosure. does this not rise to treason ? when in time of war and classified or secret information is disclosed or passed on that puts a nations military in harms way was considered treason. why are people loath to say the word. this is serious stuff.

    October 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  2. stone4life

    I've read the Wkileaks story on unreported deaths and abuses that went on and are still going on in Irag. I've also read alot of the comments posted in response to the report. But noone is mentioning the histoical sugnifagence of Iraq and surrounding area. There's a whole lot of stuff going on and it goes way deeper then oil or biological weapons. The region is ancient, the conflict is ancient and it all has to do with end-time stuff. It is the location of Eden and the location of the first city ever built on Earth ,Dalimatia, and it's the location of ancient Babylon which just so happens to be the foundation off everything we are dealing with today, globaly. People seem to think that what happened way back then has nothing to do with what's happening today. I beg to differ! Study all of the history of the world. ALL of it and you will come to the same conclusions as I have. That what we have today is a direct result of an evolutionary progession of events the started in the region of Iraq and spread all over the world. And it's not all human! Things are coming to a head. "NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM"="A NEW ORDER WITHOUT GOD". The final Luciferian push. Time is short, the bush is burning, the "Snake" is showing his head.

    October 23, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  3. GammySparkles

    Isn't it interesting that the leak comes just before the election. Just like the NAACP report – This is how the left operates. Pop out soundbites – often misleading or wrong and not enough time to address – I am so turned off by the left and the liberal idiots who seriously have no clue about how they are destroying their own nation, I could PUKE! Gammy Sparkles here! In the trenches for over 4 years now!

    October 23, 2010 at 7:33 am |
  4. Paul

    "The Pentagon says 300 Iraqis are named in the documents who could be in danger due to WikiLeaks actions."

    The Pentagon were saying this before the documents were released, so they didn't know how Wikileaks would deal with names in the documents.

    Wikileaks say they have removed all the names from the documents. This has been true for the few I've looked at.

    The Pentagon need to comment on what was actually released.

    October 23, 2010 at 6:29 am |
  5. justice4x

    wikileaks is exactly what we need in this world to REALLY "keep them honest." Pentagon worried about the safety of 300 informants(?!) WHAT about the 100,000 dead civilians? We need to know about the despicable US military acts... and people wonder why the world hates us....

    October 22, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  6. Robert Stroney

    When my best friend died, 1992, it was as if the sound in the City was just "turned off". It was the oddest experience; it was so quiet, it was almost deafening. I never forgot that moment and when Yoko brought up a similar experience when John died, I instantly was taken back to it.

    WikiLeaks – They ought to freeze this companies' assets. We are at WAR; this is treason!

    October 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  7. Annie Kate

    The Yoko Ono interview has been so interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing more tonight. Its hard to believe, looking at Yoko, that she is 77 years old and that John has been gone for 30 years. Seems like yesterday almost.

    On WikiLeaks – has today's society heard of responsible reporting – you don't leak papers that put people in danger of their lives. Remember the WW2 sayings that we read about in the history book – Loose lips sink ships. We need to review those principles.

    October 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm |