How WikiLeaks Just Set Back Democracy in Zimbabwe - Christopher R. Albon - International - The AtlanticZimbabwe's Mugabe-appointed attorney general announced he was investigating the Prime Minister on treason charges based exclusively on the contents of the leaked cable. While it's unlikely Tsvangirai could be convicted on the contents of the cable alone, the political damage has already been done. The cable provides Mugabe the opportunity to portray Tsvangirai as an agent of foreign governments working against the people of Zimbabwe. Furthermore, it could provide Mugabe with the pretense to abandon the coalition government that allowed Tsvangirai to become prime minister in 2009.
Great job promoting democracy and transparency by helping to entrench one of the worst dictators in the entire world. Nice going, Wikileaks. Assholes.