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It is embarrassing to read the compromising confessions made to the US ambassador by certain highly-placed political figures. The diplomatic legation of the world's largest power is not the proper place to air the struggles going on within the Spanish Cabinet.

Just like members of the German government in earlier leaks. Who in particular was named?

The prime minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has tended to avoid homogeneity in his cabinets, while often intervening in second-echelon appointments, against the desires of the ministers concerned. Above and beyond the already well-known lack of coordination that the prime minister's attitude has caused on some key occasions, the WikiLeaks documents have revealed further undesirable effects of this style of running a government.

Are they blaming Zapatero's authoritarianism for the quisling attitude of ministers here?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 03:09:32 AM EST
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