Personally I'm no fan of pie-eyed moralists like Assange but I do confess a small amount of sinful delight in seeing a man who so whipped Bush over his "secrecy" get hoisted on his own transparency petard by another liberal through real transparency. At the same time it's also conflicting because the leaks evoke sympathy for said individual--every government needs a secure vehicle for sending candid assessments back to their capitals (even of the ass-kissing variety).
Sure, somebody needs to think of a creative way to handle anaracho-moonbats like Assange before they destroy western democracy but unfortunately knowing our current crop of politicos they are just as likely to 'handle it' by trying to regulate the internet.
Anyway they're news now so I'll read along with all the others, including message traffic from the Yemen area; the New York Times has already provided this detail:
“We’ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours,” Mr. Saleh said, according to the cable sent by the American ambassador, prompting Yemen’s deputy prime minister to “joke that he had just ‘lied’ by telling Parliament” that Yemeni forces had carried out the strikes.This shouldn't be news to anyone, even to folks in Yemen, but it confirms a long held notion about the two-faced game Arab leaders play with the Great Satan. Good grief, some of these Arabs might as well get together with McCain for a few bars of "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" based on their hatred of all things Persian. In the meantime, economic aid backed by the US Navy does still get results, doesn't it?
By the way this same Yemeni tinpot was once chummy with Saddam, indeed there have been some strange activities reported there (not widely) in the past two years, such as visits from former Iraqi Ba'athist officials still on the lam. Imagine some inconvenient revelation tumbling out in the docs about ties between a country harboring Awlaki-AQAP and the Sunni Iraqi insurgency, for instance? Or would Mr. Sunshine even allow it? In other words, how does anyone know Assange is providing the full picture and not cherry-picking what he's got to fit his own ideology?