Some say that the WikiLeaks document dump has embarrassed the United States government.
...But here's who really should be embarrassed:
• Those who pooh-poohed George W. Bush's "axis of evil." WikiLeaks confirms that Iran and North Korea have for years been sharing weapons technology.
Han beskriver vidare hur Wikileaks också bekräftar Israels diverse reservationer och fortsätter vidare med att beskriva Iran:
If it was Julian Assange's intention to use information hacked from U.S. computer systems to protect Iran from U.S. military action, he has very likely massively failed at his own purpose.
The leak makes military conflict between Iran and the United States more likely, not less. The leak has changed the political equation in ways that reduce the restraint on U.S. policy.
Frum förklarar vidare hur dokumenten ger Obama större befogenheter att konfrontera Iran militärt, eftersom dokumenten bekräftar att Obama-administrationen verkligen försökt hantera Iran fredligt, utan att lyckas - vilket dock helt är Irans fel. Frum fortsätter sedan:
If any doubt remains that a nuclear Iran would massively destabilize the region, WikiLeaks alleviates it: It's there in black and white, according to Israeli sources, that Saudi Arabia would seek a nuclear weapon. And it's a good question whether an increasingly anti-Western Turkey would likely soon pursue a nuclear weapon too.
I am not saying that a U.S. attack on Iran has suddenly become likely. Just that it has become more politically feasible than it was 72 hours ago.
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