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WikiLeaks, philanderers and trust

December 6, 2010

In her latest op-ed piece, Trudy Rubin expresses concern that WikiLeaks may lead to a downgrade in the “hard-won trust between the United States and the leaders of Russia, China and Arab countries.”

Hard-won trust? Downgraded by publishing an exposé of backstabbing behavior? Isn’t that the same as the philanderer blaming the private eye for the inevitable downgrade in marital trust that follows exposure of the latest affair?

When it comes to foreign affairs (pun intended), all are unrepentant philanderers. The exposed cables are not a shock to anyone concerned. Maddening and politically problematic. But nothing that would downgrade trust that never existed in the first place.

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