Once again, I seem to be almost "live-blogging" the latest news and views on the WIkiLeak release. Updated below from the top, with ET stamp. NOTE: See the blog for Wednesday, Day 4, here.
11:50 As I warned: Experts now question N. Korea-Iran missile deal in Wikileaks that NYT and others in US media went nuts over, Wash Post reports.
10:00 State Dept. spokesman P.J. Crowley tweets: "Calls for Sec Clinton to resign are ridiculous. She has instructed diplomats to do jobs. Nothing more, nothing less." Do job = spying, with new aims, including getting credit card numbers, DNA samples, etc.?
8:50 Pentagon chief Robert Gates off the reservation: fallout from WikiLeaks will be "fairly modest" for foreign policy.
8:40 Arianna Huffington sees the bright side—numerous leaks about Afghanistan may prove to be tipping point in us getting out and if so will make them worthwhile even if some downside.
6:30 Interpol issues warrant on "fugitive" Julian Assange.
5:05 Classic, from NYT: How Blackwater turned to pirate-hunting as a way to drum up new business.
5:00 Bombshell from The Guardian? UK promised in 2009 to protect US interests in official Chilcot inquiry on Iraq war—now a "coverup" charged.
4:20 Time magazine with "exclusive" Assange interview—love this, via Skype from an "undisclosed location." (A deep bunker I hope, to avoid drones.) He says Hillary Clinton should resign over UN and embassy spying, which NYT and others here don’t seem to really care about. He reminds media (which usually gets this wrong) that these cables are being redacted "carefully"—hence the slow rollout—and confirms a bank is next big Wikileaks target.