Iraq's Secret War Files is the only television documentary to have advance access to the biggest Wikileaks release ever. This is the unfiltered data of what really happened during the Iraq War. Topics include the reality behind the civilian death count, al-Qaeda's fictitious presence, and unabashed torture. Proven too controversial for other U.S. broadcasters, this documentary reveals unprecedented levels of unwarranted aggression.
The film focuses on the huge cache of secret U.S. field reports from the Iraq War that give us chilling stories about civilian deaths, torture, and lack of effective control by the Iraqi government, which has taken on increasing responsibilities since the start of the troop withdrawal. It is damning of the U.S. forces and the cover-ups by the U.S. government, and is just as damning of the allegations showing torture by Iraqi police and forces upon their own people which eclipses even that by the Americans.
Spotlight is a Link TV weekly presentation of investigative reports from around the world. Commentary is provided by host Lakshmi Chaudhry, who has been a reporter and editor for independent publications, including Mother Jones, Wired News and AlterNet, for over six years. She is currently a senior editor at In These Times.