* According to the Iraq Body Count project, the logs show there have been around 15,000 more civilian deaths than was previously admitted by the US government. 66,000 civilians were reported dead in the logs, out of 109,000 deaths in total.
* According to The Guardian, the logs "detail torture [by Iraqi police], summary executions and war crimes", US officials "ignored torture" and "the coalition has a formal policy of ignoring such allegations".
* According to Wired Magazine, abuse of prisoners by Iraqi troops under US training was more wide-spread than formerly known. Even after the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse incident came to light in 2004, abuse of prisoners or detainees by Iraqi security forces was common and rarely acted upon; in one recorded case, US troops wrote "no investigation is necessary" in response to claims of abuse by prisoners.(there is no excuse for this sentence)
* According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, one report shows that "the US military cleared an Apache helicopter gunship to open fire on Iraqi insurgents who were trying to surrender".
* According to Wired Magazine, "WikiLeaks may have just bolstered one of the Bush administrationâ€™s most controversial claims about the Iraq war: that Iran supplied many of the Iraq insurgencyâ€™s deadliest weapons and worked hand-in-glove with some of its most lethal militias. The documents indicate that Iran was a major combatant in the Iraq war, as its elite Quds Force trained Iraqi Shiite insurgents and imported deadly weapons like the shape-charged Explosively Formed Projectile bombs into Iraq for use against civilians, Sunni militants and U.S. troops."
I love this. Next time you ask me Light, "why do you hate America", I hate the double-faced, hypocritical, shadowy-tentacled parody of a democracy many of our lands are infested with.Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO's secretary-general, stated that the release could cause "a very unfortunate situation", and that "such leaks ... may have a very negative security impact for people involved." US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also condemned the leak, saying that it "puts the lives of United States and its partners' service members and civilians at risk."
For people involved: why yes, I'd love to see a negative impact on Abu Gharib torturers.
Amnesty International said that the actions taken by American troops in turning over prisoners from American to Iraqi custody when it was known that the prisoners were likely to be tortured may have broken international law. An Amnesty official said that the organization had "concern[s] that the U.S. authorities committed a serious breach of international law when they summarily handed over thousands of detainees to Iraqi security forces who they knew were continuing to torture and abuse detainees on a truly shocking scale."