Wikileaks Report Brings Vindication For War Correspondents

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Back in February of 2006, Ellen Knickmeyer was reporting on the sectarian violence sparked by the bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in Iraq. In particular, she reported that the Baghdad morgue had taken in more than 1,000 bodies, as Shiites sought revenge against Sunnis. Then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld went on the air to contradict her reporting, saying that correspondents in Iraq were exaggerating the situation. But the recent dump of 390,000 classified reports by Wikileaks confirms what Ellen and others were reporting and reveals that the situation was in fact much worse.

This segment aired on November 2, 2010.


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