America’s diplomatic secrets go public

“If you hang around with diplomats, they might be smiling to you, on the one hand, while at the same time, they’re stabbing you in the back. It’s reassuring because they are sticking to the same talking points in private and in public, whether they’re talking to government officials or to journalists or to non-government organizations.”

Anne Penketh, BASIC’s Program Director, was interviewed about the WikiLeaks dump of U.S. cables with Michael Shire of the National Journal and Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy on WAMU radio.

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