As Moe observes, this is awful TMZ of Hillary (who wrote this cable).
All I hear is how can I become Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner without anyone suspecting a thing?
“WE ARE CURRENTLY PREPARING A WRITTEN PRODUCT EXAMINING THE INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS BETWEEN THE GOVERNING TANDEM.”
Piper: No, it’s not. [Points at the box to distinguish it from the imaginary one Sarah just read.] “Three eggs.”
Sarah: Oh. You’re right.” —Decoding ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’: Spoiled by family love | Show Tracker | Los Angeles Times
1. Many Middle Eastern nations are far more concerned about Iran’s nuclear program than they’ve publicly admitted. According to one cable, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has repeatedly asked the U.S. to “cut off the head of the snake” — meaning, it appears, to bomb Iran’s nuclear program. Leaders of Qatar, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern nations expressed similar views.
2. The U.S. ambassador to Seoul told Washington in February that the right business deals might get China to acquiesce to a reunified Korea, if the newly unified power were allied with the United States. American and South Korean officials have discussed such a reunification in the event that North Korea collapses under the weight of its economic and political problems.
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I think #10 is my favorite (says someone who is still not well versed on this wikileaks situation, oops):
10. Some cables reveal decidedly less than diplomatic opinions of foreign leaders. Putin is said to be an “alpha-dog” and Afghan President Hamid Karzai to be “driven by paranoia.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel “avoids risk and is rarely creative.” Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi travels with a “voluptuous blonde” Ukrainian nurse.
Because I’m slightly concerned about Phaedra and Apollo’s baby.
And no, Phaedra, not everyone loves the name Ayden. Especially not with that Y.
For 8 years, all poverty and violence in the United States end. And Reagan says ‘tear down this wall” and the Berlin wall comes down. Millions of sick children are also healed by touching the hem of Reagan’s slacks, and the crumbs from Reagan’s table miraculously feed millions more. And there was this time that a little boy was cornered by a bear, and the bear was really big and mean and was totally going to eat the boy, but then Reagan swooped down out of nowhere and simply smiled, and the bear stopped being mean and licked the little boy and gave him honey instead.” —
Reference point: Reagan’s Bear Ad
SCARECROW: I don’t know. But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t they?” —The Wizard of Oz (1939)
I kinda love that Nate Silver just broke down the DWTS voting system.