November 27, 2010

A WHOLE MESS OF KINSLEY GAFFES:

US envoys forced to apologise in advance as Wikileaks release looms: America fears disclosure of diplomatic cables will offend allies (Jerome Taylor, 27 November 2010, Independent)

"WikiLeaks are an absolutely awful impediment to my business, which is to be able to have discussions in confidence with people," said James Jeffrey, US ambassador to Baghdad. "I do not understand the motivation for releasing these documents. They will not help, they will simply hurt our ability to do our work here."

Early indications suggest the communiqués – thought to be from the last five years – could be a major source of embarrassment both for Washington and its allies, shining a light on the kind of candid opinions and policies that governments like to keep secret.


Relationships that can't withstand truth aren't worth having anyway.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2010 6:48 AM
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