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Julian Assange’s Wikileaks Press Conference: Full Text Of Speech On Iraq Civilian Dead

by | 23rd, October 2010

WIKILEAKS has unleashed a torrent of classified material about the war in Iraq. The big news is that civilian deaths are being counted by the US military.

The contents of the papers are digested here.

The site’s founder Julian Assange’s press conference in London is here:

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“We hope to correct some of that attack on the truth that occurred before the war, during the war, and which has continued on since the war officially concluded.”

“In that material, the deaths of some of 109,000 people are documented including 66,000 civilians.

“Working with Iraq Body Count, we have seen there are approximately 15,000 never previously documented cases of civilians who have been killed by violence in Iraq.”

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“This disclosure is about the truth. We hope to correct some of that attack on the truth that occurred before the war, during the war, and which has continued on since the war officially concluded.”

“While I am not sure we have achieved the maximum possible (political impact) I think we are getting pretty close.”

More and video to follow…

The photos that haunt the US:

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