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Esquire's Politics Blog: How the WikiLeaks Cables Reveal Obama's False Utopia

So the Obama administration says America's relations with our allies around the world can survive the latest WikiLeaks dump of U.S. diplomatic cables, and I'm inclined to agree. Truth is, the whole thing reads like a booze-addled Thanksgiving argument spun out of control, and nothing more. So the Middle East's corrupt autocrats hate each other and constantly goad the White House into taking out their garbage — big deal! God only knows the same good ol' boys will be the first to condemn us once things get tough and we choose to act. (To say nothing of Julian Assange's impending lawsuit.) In the meantime, sell the bad guys a few anti-missile defense systems and tell 'em to shut the hell up, because President Obama has one helluva lot more on his plate right now than just Iran, or North Korea, or Pakistan, or... you get the point.

Read the entire post at Esquire's The Politics Blog.

Reader Comments (3)

After reading your blog I just read Tom Friedman's editorial. You are both on the same track, attempting to wake up & embarrass the current government administration. Do we now have to wait until the next election in 2012 to expect some progress?

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElmer Humes

This will cause a massive 'shake out'. There are now very many people who will not deal with Amazon again. Hard to really predict what will happen. I'd guess as this goes on a rift between government and the governed will develop in a quite unsettling manner.

It's very hard to say but the penetration of an understanding that is starting to differ widely with the 'standard model' is larger than most people think.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPenGun

Discoveries of large, complex and conflicted information sources have resulted in political, social and economic transformations in the past, even when some pieces of the information were previously known/suspected. It will be interesting to see if a transformation starts in a year or two.

December 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlouis heberlein

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