Daisy Sindelar, Asia Times Online | October 26, 2010
The latest releases by WikiLeaks have shocked the authorities in Washington and Baghdad. ++ The revelations contain official reports of widespread torture, arbitrary detention and killings by Iraqi forces with the objective of endangering remaining US troops in Iraq or planning the ousting of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. ++ Authorities from both countries have rejected these allegations. ++ If left unchecked, such incidents in future could have huge repurcussions for US defense officials and American forces in Iraq.