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Email from Secretary Gates

Sadly, it’s not to me. I don’t have that kind of access. Instead, it’s to Michael Yon (who ought to be on my blogroll). It’s about Wikileaks. An excerpt:

[L]et me just offer some perspective as somebody who’s been at this a long time.  Every other government in the world knows the United States government leaks like a sieve, and it has for a long time.  […] And this is a quote from John Adams:  “How can a government go on, publishing all of their negotiations with foreign nations, I know not.”

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