Channel 4 is the only UK broadcaster to have been given access to WikiLeaks’ 400,000 secret military significant activities reports logged by the US military in Iraq between 2004 and 2009.
Channel 4′s Dispatches documents the secret horror of the Iraqi conflict and its aftermath, revealing the true scale of civilian casualties; and allegations that after the scandal of Abu Ghraib, American soldiers continued to abuse prisoners; and that US forces did not systematically intervene in the torture and murder of detainees by Iraqi security services. The secret reports also include previously unreported material of insurgents being killed while trying to surrender; and the initial fictitious presence of al-Qaeda’s turned into a dangerous post 9/11 reality. Segment 1 (15 min)
A RealNews conversation with Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan. During the Bush/Cheney administration, the CIA used Uzbek to torture and create false intelligence, as support for rogue Uzbek regime continues. The US relationship with Uzbekistan started with an oil contract with Enron and George Bush while he was governor of Texas. (17 min)
For three decades Vice President Dick Cheney conducted a secretive, behind-closed-doors campaign to give the president virtually unlimited wartime power. Finally, in the aftermath of 9/11, the Justice Department and the White House made a number of controversial legal decisions. Orchestrated by Cheney and his lawyer David Addington, the department interpreted executive power in an expansive and extraordinary way, granting President George W. Bush the power to detain, interrogate, torture, wiretap and spy — without congressional approval or judicial review. Segment 1 (8:38 min) The Way It Would Be