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Analysis of individual leaders [Contents of the United States diplomatic cables leak]

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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 09:53 PM
The United States diplomatic cables, leaked by WikiLeaks contained personal analyses of world leaders by U.S. ambassadors in their corresponding countries and officials of foreign governments.These details proved quite embarrassing to both leaders as well as the U.S. officials who worked on the cables.

1. Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
-an extremely weak man who did not listen to facts but was instead easily swayed by anyone who came to report even the most bizarre stories or plots against him

2. Xi Jinping , President of PRC
-extremely ambitious
-has chosen to survive by becoming Redder than Reds
-he is neither corrupt nor a fan of democracy
-uninterested in leisure pursuits
-Women consider him boring

3. Nicolas Sarkozy, Fromer President of France
-emperor with no clothes

4. Nouri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq
-labeled a ' liar ' and ' an Iranian Agent ' by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

5. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
-elegant and charming
-but never keeps his promises

6. Muammar al-Gaddafi, the former de facto leader of Libya
-has a fear of flying over water
-he no longer relies on his all-female bodyguard force
- never travels without his "voluptuous blonde" Ukrainian nurse

7. Kim Jong-il, Former supreme leader of North Korea
-flabby old chap
-quite a good drinker

8. Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia
-playing "Robin to Putin's Batman"

9. Carl Bildt, Swedish minister of foreign affairs
-Medium size dog with big dog attitude

10. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish prime minister
-perfectionist workaholic who sincerely cares for the well-being of those around him
-has little understanding of politics beyond Ankara
-Surrounds himself with an "iron ring of sycophantic (but contemptuous) advisors
-he relies on his charisma, instincts, and the filterings of advisors who pull conspiracy theories off the web or are lost in neo-Ottoman Islamist fantasies
-He rejects the allegations of having "eight secret accounts in Swiss banks", stating that the people responsible for the 'slander' will "be crushed under these claims, will be finished and will disappear''

11. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia
-generally competent
-control freak
-a micro-manager obsessed with managing the media cycle rather than engaging in collaborative decision making

12. Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria
-has lack of interest in foreign politics.

13. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
-master political strategist
-relies on an extremely small circle of advisers and his own instincts

14. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
-Nickname : Angela "Teflon" Merkel
-when cornered, Merkel can be tenacious but is risk averse and rarely creative

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