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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

To leak or not to leak...

Speaking about the Bradley Manning Wikileaks furore on the ABC's Q&A program last night, ex-senator Nick Minchin wanted us to believe that the aim of diplomacy was to prevent wars breaking out (and that's why maintaining secrecy was essential).

Don't you just love the way these spinmeisters pretend they are unaware of "the other side" of whatever they're spinning about?

Only a grossly underinformed viewer would have bought Minchin's rhetoric.

The rest of us know that the diplomatic sphere is also where the dirty deals and posturing leading up to wars are discussed and negotiated. It's also the cover for espionage and the facilitation of black ops.

So should Bradley Manning have leaked all those diplomatic dispatches?

Probably not all of them.

[read previous post about Bradley Manning]


Blogger AndrewM said...

I give you three priceless Nick Minchin quotes, pulled from his Wikipedia page:

"compulsory voting is a fundamental breach of ... civil liberties"

"I love politics."

" ... there is insufficient evidence to link passive smoking with a range of adverse health effects."

He also doesn't believe that the planet is warming, and, if it turns out that it is warming, it's not anthropogenic.

And given all that, anything Nick Minchin has to say about diplomacy isn't worth a rat's turd.

August 26, 2011 9:26 AM  

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