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What Have We Learned from Wikileaks’ CableGate Dump?

December 3, 2010

What have we really learned from Wikileaks’ “CableGate” dump of US State Dept. cables?

1. US Diplomats lie, spy and generally have a low opinion of non-US officials and leaders.

2. Governments of the world engage in secret deals, gossip and general sneakiness.

Any government who didn’t already know these things would have to be incredibly naive. It would also be incredibly naive of the US government to believe that other governments take everything the Americans say or do at face value.  So while the CableGate specifics might be shocking to us “ordinary” folks, I doubt there were any real surprises for anyone involved in world “diplomacy” on a daily basis.

Oh, maybe there is a little embarrassment over some of the things that were leaked, but the 9/11 of world diplomacy? Hardly.