posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 06:10 AM
I think the most newsworthy piece of information, that comes from this, is, who in Pakistan is still funding the Taliban. I hope this will put some
more pressure on the Paki government to reduce their double-dealings and clean up their BS. If this leak was indeed "controlled", this would be the
single real reason I could see to do that - hitting the Pakis toes, without harming diplomatic standing.
The other reasons, that were given in this thread so far aren't very convincing. Demonizing Bush? People with an active memory don't really have to
be reminded, that Bush really completely blew up everything he touched, and those other guys, who already blame Obama for the TARP-bailout, both wars
and the economic depression aren't influenced in their opinion whatever might be known publicly, as they will simply ignore any facts, they dont
Protecting Obama? Afaik the reports show a rather bleak picture of the progress of the campaign, so I don't see, how this could be helpful to the
White House agenda. You dont want your bad news just before important elections, when you are incumbent.
The targeted killings and the collateral damage from drone strikes had been open secrets so far, I guess with this reports, the overall picture
becomes somewhat more comprehensive, but its nothing, that could really influence careers or policy or strategy decisions. Just the old gritty facts
once more into the news cycle.