WikiLeaks Impact Overrated

The whole WikiLeaks episode is an interesting view into modern day democracy and information access. I have yet to hear of any serious consequences from the prior WikiLeaks releases despite all the dire predictions from our fearless leaders. These latest documents show that international diplomacy is filled with misinformation, backroom deals, political posturing and a small spattering of juvenile name calling and chest beating. None of this is new! Our government is a beast over which we have very little control. Thankfully, it still provides more benefit than harm. Let’s hope it stays that way.

No government ever admits
When actions it takes or permits
Fail to achieve
The goals they conceive,
So they lie ’bout whatever befits.

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