As I’ve done for the ten days, god help me, Ie will be updating news & views on all things WikiLeaks all day. All times added at top are ET. For more follow me at Twitter. Read about my latest book here.
9:20 New column from Robert Wright in NYT: " Assange has acctually helped neo-cons more so far–but if U.S.acts wisely he’ll have more positive impact. "This would mean killing fewer terrorists in the short run, but it would probably mean creating way fewer of them in the long run."
11:30 Big NYT piece on new ways Justice seeks to nail Assange. Especially if he directed Manning. Not much on Lieberman threat vs. Times, however.
7:50 No NYT scoops today from WikiLeaks– but they had promised nine-day run and today is day 10. But as noted below, The Guardian did continue.
5:45 Now here’s the Wiki story of the week: Cables reveal beamed-in "Desperate Housewives" and David Letterman doing more to dissuade Saudi youth from radicalism than zillion dollar U.S. efforts. "[T]he shows are being allowed as part of the kingdom’s "war of ideas" against extremist elements. According to a secret cable titled David Letterman: Agent of Influence, they have been proving more effective than Washington’s main propaganda tool, the US-funded al-Hurra TV news channel." Letterman: Top 10 Reasons Not to Jihad?
5:35 Another mind-boggler at The Guardian from today’s doc dump: The Saudis proposed Arab/NATO/U.S./UN force to intervene in Lebanon two years ago to end Iranian-backed Hezbollah’s siege of government.
5:20 MIke Calderone at Yahoo gets response from NYT on Lieberman wish to probe them: "We believe that our decision to publish was responsible journalism, legal, and important to a democratic society," Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades said.