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I beg to differ. Those cables contain a lot of names of European collaborators, who can now be hung out to dry in public. Of course developing Quislings is proper on-the-ground foreign policy for any diplomatic corps. I'd be downright disappointed if our own diplomats behaved any differently. But as a European, I'd still like to know when other people do it to us.

In particular, I learned something about the European secret police: They are either blind, dumb and deaf-mute for not already having those cables in their archives (with three million people having access to them, any serious intelligence agency should be able to get a data dump now and then); or that they are completely on board with politicians collaborating with the Americans. Considering how much time they spent chasing DFHs suspected of taking funding from the KGB, this reveals something of a double standard (either between the treatment of spies from different countries, or between hippies and politicians being spies).

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 12:30:37 PM EST
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El Pais is having a field day today exposing the entire PP leadership as quislings...

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 12:36:07 PM EST
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