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WikiLeaks: 'Much more Us Weekly than Foreign Affairs quarterly,' says Doyle McManus [Video]

December 7, 2010 |  5:16 am

Columnist Doyle McManus recently weighed on the latest WikiLeaks -- more to the point, what the documents are missing. He continued the discussion Friday on Washington Week along with Yochi Dreazen of National Journal and John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times.

He said:

"Actually, there were some sort of serious nuggets in there that would have been big news if they’d come out in a different way. For example, there are cables that show that both the Americans and the British are more deeply worried about Pakistan’s nuclear security, Pakistan’s ability to prevent nuclear weapons material from leaking out to terrorists, that the Americans and the British are more worried about that than they’ve let on.

But in a strange way, because there was this great flood of gossip that everyone was riveted to, this was much more Us Weekly than Foreign Affairs quarterly, right? That everyone wanted to read about Col. Kadafi’s Ukrainian nurse who travels with him all the time, the blind Ukrainian, than some of these more serious things that might have been more damaging got kind of buried."

The panel also discussed "don't ask, don't tell" and tax cuts.

-- Alexandra Le Tellier

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