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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 05:14 PM
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Biden: no 'substantive' damage from Wikileaks
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Source: New York Times

Biden: no 'substantive' damage from Wikileaks

(AFP) 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON US Vice President Joe Biden says there has been no "substantive" damage to US foreign policy from the WikiLeaks drama, despite embarrassment caused by thousands of leaked diplomatic cables.

Biden commented on the fallout from the WikiLeaks campaign in an MSNBC interview broadcast on Thursday and recorded a day earlier at the United Nations, where he chaired a Security Council meeting on Iraq.

"I don't think there is any substantive damage, no," Biden said, when asked about the WikiLeaks revelations.

"Some of the cables that are coming out here and around the world are embarrassing," Biden said.

"But nothing that I am aware of that goes to the essence of the relationship that will allow another nation to say 'they lied to me, we don't trust them, they really are not dealing fairly with us'."

Read more: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/biden-bla... /
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