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WikiLeaks scoops in a nutshell

I liked King of War David Betz‘s summary of what we actually learned from the WikiLeaks files so much that I am lifting my ban on the subject to quote it: 1. North Korea, complete arseholes — even the Chinese have outgrown them. 2. Russia, a whole country run like The Sopranos only with less charm and public ...

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Essargee - Office of Government Reports/U.S. National Archive

I liked King of War David Betz‘s summary of what we actually learned from the WikiLeaks files so much that I am lifting my ban on the subject to quote it:

1. North Korea, complete arseholes — even the Chinese have outgrown them.

2. Russia, a whole country run like The Sopranos only with less charm and public spiritedness.

3. Iran, such manifest dips***s that even their neighbours want them dead.

Ok, the ban is back on now.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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