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Pouring Cold Water on WikiLeaks

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Of all the WikiLeaks revelations, the most captivating may be that several Arab leaders have urged the U.S. government to attack Iranian nuclear facilities. Most notoriously, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia called on Washington to “cut off the head of the snake.” According to nearly universal consensus, these statements unmask the real policies of the Saudis and other politicians.

But is that necessarily so? There are two reasons for doubts.

Continue reading Daniel Pipes at National Review Online