Last night as I was watching the late night/early morning news I learned that wikileaks had released content on Guantanamo Bay detention center, to which official spokespeople downplay the occurrence trying to convince people that the reports of torture were just speculation or untrue allegations (or some crap). However one of the inmates that made claims about torture sees this release as evidence...an inmate who was released.
Detention facilities in Australia aren't any better, one of ours was pretty much totally destroyed by residents after claims they were abused by Federal Police. The matter of illegal immigrants/refugees is a touchy political issue in Australia with the two major parties holding different stances on how to deal with it. Whatever the policy is now, it isn't working.
Also in the news was the escape of prisoners in Afghanistan...where smug U.S officials say the area is corrupt.
But wait...weren't wikileak cables that caused a massive stir last year just "things everybody already knew" like tension between the USA and Russia?
Why aren't these spokespeople treated like Julian Assange when they say things in front of cameras like areas in Afghanistan are corrupt?