Seriously, I feel no sympathy for the diplomats and politicians now affected by this. It has only shown what was already suspected by many – that sections of the world look down on other sections of the world and that diplomacy (like anything that involves government) is just bursting with doublespeak.
Though perhaps one of the saddest revelations in the leaks has been the intractability of the US government over the case of hacker Gary McKinnon. This has been reported by the Guardian today.
Highlights of the leaks that have been causing the most chin wagging can be found on The Daily Beast. Or you can read the Tweet below:
Though it’s not as if WikiLeaks have been going through this whole thing unscathed. They’ve been having problems with distributed denial of service attacks:
Okay, so maybe I’m feeling a bit of empathy towards WikiLeaks in all this, and Mr McKinnon.