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I thought Iran's spin on the leaked State Department documents was interesting. I wondering about the selectivity of the documents leaked by WikiLeaks. I would have expected more communiques documenting the lies that led the U.S. into war with Iraq, for example. But, have any materialized?

From the first pass of the documents, it really seemed to be a lot of cheerleading for a war with Iran though. So it's no wonder, as the NYT headline put it: Iran Calls Leaked Documents a U.S. Plot.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed the documents as American psychological warfare that would not affect his country's relations with other nations...

"Some part of the American government produced these documents," he said. "We don't think this information was leaked. We think it was organized to be released on a regular basis and they are pursuing political goals."

And you know, the selectivity and war cheerleading could make a person outside of America's ruling elite pause and say hrmmm just as you have done.

by Magnifico on Tue Nov 30th, 2010 at 04:08:56 AM EST

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