28 November 2010

This is going to revolutionize the world?

It looks as if readers in Basel, Switzerland, already have access to the latest Wikileaks coup, courtesy of Der Spiegel.  Some of the highlights (prepare to be shocked).

  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is likened to "Hitler" in US State Department correspondence.  Come on, it's not like Ahmadinejad is an anti-Semitic holocaust denier, right? 
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai is allegedly driven by "paranoia" (Note:  "Karzai paranoia" comes up with about 86,000 results in Google)
  • For the British and Americans, "moaning about the French is practically a sport".  (You don't say...)
This isn't so much a revolution in world affairs so much as it is the basic plot of the Lindsay Lohan movie "Mean Girls".  Let's just grow the fuck up.  We all--individuals and governments alike--need a few secrets here and there.  

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