Fast forward nearly 8 years.
Iraq is a mess, thousands lie dead, Saddam Hussein is disposed but WMDs have never been found. A smoke-screen of misinformation and lies have constantly been told to us; finding the truth of what is happening has been impossible.
Today though, Wikileaks has released nearly 400,000 war logs or SIGACTS (Significant Acts) as written by soldiers which will change all that. The new site is incredibly user-friendly (as opposed to the 40,000 Afghanistan war documents which were a jumble) and it will be easy for anyone to sift through the blood-stained rubble the U.S. government doesn't want us to see.
And now as I sit here, thinking back to that day in Hyde Park in Sydney, I find it impossible to ignore the pain that ambassadors of my country have caused and I will always find it impossible to trust anybody that says I shouldn't see the results of something I desperately wanted to stop.