They don’t show–at least in any significant way, with the caveat that thousands of e-mails still remain to be released–the U.S. government seriously misleading its allies. They don’t show unauthorized war, fraudulent procurement practices or unexpected assassination. They don’t show America forming significant alliances with sworn enemies or visiting unexpected deceit on friends.
–James Rainey on the “dearth of scandalous behavior” in the WikiLeaks material (L.A. Times, 12/1/10)
How good do you have to be to qualify as good? I haven’t killed anybody. See, that’s good, right? I haven’t committed any felonies. I didn’t start any wars. I don’t practice cannibalism. Wouldn’t you say that’s pretty good?
–Calvin (Scientific Progress Goes “Boink”)