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Ugh.  This would make government unworkable. It would also be a huge invasion of privacy for both politicians and civil servants (the Wikileaks cables come mostly from mid-level civil servants).  Nobody could function this way. Imagine this for a private company and the implications for their ability to work together and interact with other companies.  And that's the problem I have with Cablegate - it's the sheer banality of it all that makes it hard to justify.  The vast majority of the stuff I've read is routine government communication of the sort I want foreign service officers to engage in.  The difficulties it causes America are mostly of the personal embarrassment kind, and the fear of actually doing their jobs properly.
by MarekNYC on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 12:17:45 PM EST
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