Good article by David Aaranovitch in today's Times. It's behind the paywall so to summarise:
- confounding expectations, the Bradley Manning wikileaks prove that the US is on the side of liberty
- since they can't be construed by the anti-yank left as proving 'Bad America', they will be construed as proving 'Spent America'
Or as Aaranovitch puts it: We will be told that, properly interpreted, the WikiLeaks splurge shows how weakened the US is in the era of China, multipolarity and economic crisis. How it simply cannot do in the future what it did in the past. The suggested lesson in this is usually for the US to retreat still farther from close engagement in the affairs of the world, and leave them to Beijing, Hezbollah or (alas) Mullah Omar. Beware this latest manifestation of America-knocking.
Red Ken was trying to prove Bad America on last night's Question Time of course. The idiots clapped.