October 22nd, 2010
05:27 PM ET

Reports: Secret Iraq docs reveal 'war crimes'

The New York Times, the British newspaper The Guardian and Germany's Der Spiegel have published what they say are secret documents about the Iraq war.

The whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks published Friday classified military documents from Iraq war. The release includes nearly 400,000 documents.

CNN was offered access to the documents in advance of the release but declined because of conditions that were attached to accepting the material.

The Guardian reports that the documents outline "torture, summary executions and war crimes."  The New York Times reports on Iran's alleged involvement in the war, in addition to several other angles. Der Spiegel introduces its report with this: "The field reports from soldiers cast a new light on the war - documenting in a unique way how the highly armed American military was helpless in the conflict for years."

A group of 120 Department of Defense experts has been poring over hundreds of thousands of "Significant Action Reports" that they expected to be posted to the WikiLeaks site. But even though the classified documents contain the names of Iraqi civilians who have cooperated with the United States, the Defense Department has not warned those Iraqis that their names may soon be posted online.

"We don't want to start notifying people and then find out that their names aren't in any of these documents that are released," Col. David Lapan, a top Pentagon spokesman, said Friday. "Why put people through the trouble and the concern for no reason?" READ FULL COVERAGE OF THE UNFOLDING WIKILEAKS STORY

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  1. duke

    I've already been called that!
    I'm just stating what I feel,
    If juan can,why for can't I!

    October 23, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    Duke, if a white man in suit and tie scares you, I'll bet you wet your pants when images of African tribal leaders trading their own people for iron bars and glass beads to European and Muslim slave traders come to mind. or have you ever given this any thought?

    October 23, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. doug

    This weakileaki money grubber, doesnt even know,he is the one commiting war crimes right now!!!! He,s got blood on his hands.... He,s responsible for putting all peoples involved at risk of getting killed!! If it takes this kind of traitor media jerk to get rich,I,d rather be dirt poorest!!!!!!

    October 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. duke

    Phil!
    Nope,just christian white men in suits!

    October 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    Duke, by "Christian" do you mean true Christians in suits, or phony Christians in suits. Anyone can claim to be a Christian. "by their fruits you will know them" said Jesus when asked how one is identified as being Christian. Like MLK claimed to be Christian. Yet his "fruits" (illigitimate children) say otherwise.

    October 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. texvet

    why is this traitor still breathing....

    October 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. duke

    Phil!!
    Can you tell me MLK's illegitimate children's name?
    I was referring to,
    The real american white christian male you know the newt's,demintts,limbaugh's,and palins of your group!
    Mark sanford,robert byrd,mitch mcconnell,john boehner,even carly fiorina these dudes are scary!

    October 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ori

    Yall Is A Bunch Of Crazy Ass People Puttin Other Screw Bush And The Rest Of These Racist People Hey Dr. Whatever Illustion Sucks T2000 Yall Keep Me Laughing I Love Cnn Keep Um, Coming.

    October 23, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ernest

    Who is Army Nurse Deborah Christine D'Angelo? Maybe someone should warn her about his wingnut

    November 22, 2010 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
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