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Government workers have been instructed to be the only people on the planet ignorant of what’s in the classified documents released by WikiLeaks. You, however, are free to read the strange story here by Eric Lipton in Sunday’s NYT.
WikiLeaks leader, Julian Assange, doesn’t care for the United States’ meddling in world affairs. Yet his recent document dump showed that it’s Iran’s Arab neighbors who most want the U.S. to take out Iranian nukes. Other tasty morsels include a very close relationship between Putin and Berlusconi, Sarkozy as a “naked emperor“, an Afghan vice president with $50 million in cash, and Gadhafi’s voluptuous Ukranian nurse.
This story in the Daily Telegraph says some informants may be identified, and at risk, in the Wikileaks dump of 90,000 documents.
The WikiLeaks document dump confirmed suspected double dealing by Pakistan. (Anne Applebaum uses the NYT’s own year old story to zing the Times for presenting Pakistan support for the Taliban as news.) Afghan president Hamid Karzai has already threatened to join the Taliban. Maybe we should cut out the middle men.