Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is Wheels Down in Uzbekistan & A Random Comment About WikiLeaks
I’ll post more when I have it. Not too much coming through at the moment.
Oh, and this cracked me up- the blog post is called Someone Get Julian Assange a Hot Cup of STFU. Assange does seem to be in this more for himself than for anything else at this point. To call on Secretary of State Clinton to resign is really too stupid to dignify with a comment. Really. Don’t even give it a second thought. I know some people are running around terribly worried that something will come of it but no, it won’t. I think Assange overplayed his hand with this one. As I have said before, I support true whistleblowers but this document dump seems less and less to fall into that category. Are there troubling things in the cables? Yes. Do I think the NYT is cherry-picking certain subjects to focus on based on it’s own agenda and biases? Yes. What’s worrisome is that in addition to any harm this could do to US diplomatic efforts, there is a very good possibility that this will encourage MORE government secrecy, not LESS.