Twelve noon: I see Bill Clinton has weighed in hyperbolically -- or perhaps not.
"I'll be very surprised if some people don't lose their lives," Clinton said while speaking in North Carolina on Tuesday night. "And goodness knows how many will lose their careers."
Was he perchance thinking of his own dear wife -- "CLINTON," as we find she likes to sign her cables -- who does seem to have taken her long and storied experience policing and investigating "bimbo eruptions" in Arkanasa to the international arena? That dossier of hers (theirs) is bursting, but let's hope this last bit does the trick.
My retired-detective-pal John Work is on the case at Here's the Right Side of It.
From Michael Rubin at The Corner, December1:
According to the Turkish daily Vatan, 10 of 27 documents WikiLeaks disclosed regarding Turkey attribute to an AKP official redacted as “XXX” inside information about the AKP and a pessimistic account of its prospects. An AKP official told Vatan, “It seems like our friends sang like a canary. We are now after them. This shows us we do not know how to talk with foreign diplomats.” The Foreign Ministry and the AKP have both established committees to determine the identity of the source, and are currently examining parliamentarians who attended small dinners and receptions at the U.S. embassy. Given that Prime Minister Erdogan is like Vladimir Putin in his ego and attitude toward dissent, it would not surprise if the first casualty of the WikiLeaks scandal was in Ankara. If I were the source, I’d certainly avoid crossing the street, because those hit-and-runs are on the upswing . . .
From McClatchy, November 28:
WASHINGTON — American officials in recent days have warned repeatedly that the release of documents by WikiLeaks could put people's lives in danger.