Manning's a pretty hip dude.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
You need to go back and read what Erod wrote. You have spent alot of time assuming you know what people mean despite what they say the last couple days. Erod was not claiming detriment(though Gates admits to there being a detriment), but that it was "unhelpful".Did you actually read the quote from Gates? Is this situation embarrassing? sure. Is it as detrimental as Erod wishes to claim (warranting execution by firing squad)? Hell no. And, that's exactly what Gates said.
TMZ and juicy sex scandals go together.Really. It's celebrity gossip to address the fact that taxpayer dollars went to pay for child prostitution for Afghani diplomats through Dyncorp?
I'm sorry, but I think you've lost all perspective here. If there is a leak that is on par with the Pentagon Papers, that's it.
Now, Russia wants to honor Assange with an even greater recognition, the Nobel Peace Prize.
Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia | Media | guardian.co.uk