If these situations were outside of our authority, it's absurd to argue that we facilitated them by failing to investigate. Iraq is a sovereign nation and has control over its own affairs. If an Iraqi police officer beats some guy in prison, there's not a ****ing thing that the US can do about it.The U.S. actively facilitated such incidents by failing to investigate them and trying to keep the abuses concealed.
And when did these particular incidents occur?We gave that government protection in countless ways. Never mind that for most of that time we had military control of Iraq. Abuses by the Iraqi government now are not really our responsibility since we are no longer actively involved in the conflict, but these are incidents ranging from 2004 to 2009.
No, he was arrested for breaking the law.The point is that he was arrested for a video that ultimately only served to expose a war crime.
You said that "people in authority" should not have the authority to determine what to classify. You said that individuals who want to publicize things are important because they can just override those decisions and publicize whatever they want. If that's not arguing against any system of classification, I don't know what is.What I am getting at is that no one is suggesting that nothing be classified.
No, it's not.Like I said, it depends on the content, however, attempting to cover up information that will damage one's credibility or status is the same no matter what information is being covered up.
Did you watch the same video that I did? This wasn't a bunch of unarmed civilians walking around and picking flowers, this was a group of insurgents carrying AK47s and RPGs.Firing on an unarmed person evacuating another unarmed person who is wounded is a big no-no
No, it's not.and yes, Virginia, it is a war crime.