The author is right: at worst, most of the so-called "leaks" are gossip that most people would expect to be going on among folks in the diplomatic world. They reveal the hypocrisies and arrogance of the American diplomats and officials, their contempt for democracy, as Professor Chomsky argues. What is disgusting is the threat by the Obama administration and Eric Holder in particular to prosecute those who made public these shenanigans committed in the name of diplomacy. These are the same spineless cowards who refuse to prosecute known (and admitted) war criminals such as Bush, Cheney and the neo-fascist cabal that is directly responsible for waging an illegal war against the Iraqi people.
Chevy Chase, MD
Dec 1 2010 - 12:06pm