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Thursday, February 03, 2011

More leaks

Today's Daily Telegraph reports that the Foreign Affairs Select committee report criticising US policy in Iran was leaked to the Americans before publication, in apparent breach of parliamentary rules.

The paper says that back in 2008 the committee report hit the headlines when it urged the Government to pressure the US to “engage directly” with Iran without preconditions. However, secret cables obtained by WikiLeaks have revealed that Washington was tipped off about the most controversial elements on Feb 29 2008, a full two days before it was released.

As serious as this is, there is a certain irony that we are discovering that the US Government benefited from a leak, due to the Wikileaks site that they are seeking to have take down. As Corporal Jones frequently remarked: "They don't like it up 'em!"
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