Is the biggest leak in history is a big nothing?
Conservative writer Mark Hackard comments on the Wiki-leaks scandal:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 01, 2010 07:36 AM | Send
What’s been unveiled isn’t so much the stuff of espionage novels as People Magazine for diplomats and policymakers. So Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plays Robin to Putin’s Batman, Berlusconi stays up too late with the ladies, and Azeri leader Ilham Aliev’s wife has received multiple face lifts. The secrets exposed by the leak pale in comparison to the utter vapidity and decadence of the class at the helm of the self-proclaimed “last, best hope for mankind”. Washington suffers embarrassment from such a massive hemorrhage of sensitive information, but what’s most embarrassing is the emptiness of it all. The Postmodern Empire is like Oakland—there’s no there there.