On October 22, WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified documents on the war in Iraq.
“Like the first release, some 77,000 reports covering six years of the war in Afghanistan, the Iraq documents provide no earthshaking revelations,” said the New York Times.
The second release had another similarity to the first release – much of the incriminating evidence was directed at the government of Iraq, not the U.S. government.
“While the documents disclosed by WikiLeaks offer few glimpses of what was happening inside American detention facilities, they do contain indelible details of abuse carried out by Iraq’s army and police,” said the New York Times.
Once again, it appears as the West used WikiLeaks to disclosure information to damage the reputation of another government, in this case, the Iraqi government.
The day after WikiLeaks released the documents, Nouri al-Maliki accused WikiLeaks of trying to sabotage his efforts to form a government.