s skippy the bush kangaroo: the ship of state is leaking

skippy the bush kangaroo



Sunday, November 28, 2010

the ship of state is leaking

and so is wikileaks
the cache of cables contains specific allegations of corruption and against foreign leaders, as well as harsh criticism by us embassy staff of their host governments, from tiny islands in the caribbean to china and russia.

the material includes a reference to vladimir putin as an "alpha-dog", hamid karzai as being "driven by paranoia" and angela merkel allegedly "avoids risk and is rarely creative". there is also a comparison between mahmoud ahmadinejad and adolf hitler. - the guardian

the cables, a huge sampling of the daily traffic between the state department and some 270 embassies and consulates, amount to a secret chronicle of the united states’ relations with the world in an age of war and terrorism. - nytimes

never before in history has a superpower lost control of such vast amounts of such sensitive information -- data that can help paint a picture of the foundation upon which us foreign policy is built. never before has the trust america's partners have in the country been as badly shaken. now, their own personal views and policy recommendations have been made public -- as have america's true views of them. - der spiegel

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2 Comments:

You're so clever CJ :)
commented by Blogger nunya, 12:55 PM PST  
Thanks Nunya! ;-)
commented by Blogger Cookie Jill, 6:42 AM PST  

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