I'm sorry, but what exactly do you think we should have done? Do you think the situation in Iraq would have been improved had we trumpeted from the rooftops every single time there was an allegation of prisoner mistreatment by Iraqi authorities?That still doesn't answer the question, this is not merely a matter of downplaying actions (because these are serious allegations). We have found evidence of the US allowing human rights abuses to go unnoticed
Can you show me how they lied?and we have caught the US government lying about the number of civilian deaths.
It's a bit subdued, because as I mentioned, the danger from what Assange and his ilk are doing is far greater than the danger of what the US is doing.The US government has a legitimate concern in regards to Assange, however, they are using this opportunity to divert the attention for there own crimes and people are buying into it. Where is the finger pointing at the US government?
I know it's hard to admit, but the downplaying allegations of abuse doesn't really mean **** in the grand spectrum of things.
I'm just not sure how you arrive at this conclusion. The US made a strategic, diplomatic, and military decision to announce some things and not announce others. Because you disagree with where they drew the line, you think they have no right to say that people shouldn't be leaking and publicizing classified military documents. That doesn't make any sense to me.Unless the US government apologizes and takes the necessary actions to ensure the public such a thing will not happen again, they really have no ground to say Assange threatens troops when it is clear the government has no respect for human life as it is.