January 20, 2011
Leaks' Startling Revelation on Iran Nukes
Gary Sick, Foreign Policy
For nearly eight years of my life, I read State Department cable traffic -- mostly dealing with Iran and the Middle East -- on a daily basis. Regular readers of cables from the field have at least one advantage when encountering WikiLeaks: They are less distracted by the voyeuristic aspects. There is a certain titillation involved in reading other people's mail or listening secretly to their private conversations, but after enough exposure the thrill diminishes. In time, one must ask oneself what any of this actually means in terms of policy. Often the answer is: "Not very much."
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