Sunday, December 19, 2010
It is nice to know that Wikileaks Julian Assange is reasonable, and believes that certain "leaks" offend law and morality. Nuance in such things is important.
Yes, even I, for whom the milk of human kindness flows freely, occasionally succumbs to schadenfreude.
I got the same feeling when I heard that Michael Moore was embarassed by some of the recent leaks, even after contributing to Assange's bail in a pathetic bid to get his name back in the news.
The recent leaks contained state department cables indicating that there was open disgust among Cuban physicians and health care workers who saw Moore's cinematic description of the Cuban helathcare system as a comlete fraud. Other cables depicted Castro's infatuaion with Obama.
I guess those papers eluded the far left screeners.
Typical liberal sanctimony: it's only a crime when it offends ME.
Again - snaps for The Australian. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. It is so choice.
And re. Julian; It is rare that I read a piece of news and feel genuinely angry. He - and his supporters - don't have a leg to stand on. I do love the irony of the disseminator in this case being the Guardian, and also the suggestion of surprise among his fan base.
My general impression of the leaks I have read is that they show the US and its diplomatic corps in a good light. The advice they sent back home seems to be generally very good, though not always what the host countries wanted to hear.
Really, there have been very few surprises; and most of the material is the kind of stuff that would be in memoirs in a year or two anyway.
I was kind of hoping that Obama's school transcripts and VAlerie Plames true job description migjht have made it out with all the uninteresting garbage.
Frankly the only leak that I have seen that was halfway interesting was Assange's police record.