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.