Critics for Wikileaks
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it seems that all Indonesian media give a good comment for Wikileaks. it seems that almost all Indonesian paper make Julian Assange a hero. but suddenly I just surprised by several political scientist position about Wikileaks. Mostly, they have more skeptical comment about Wikileaks. Drezner just wrote one article in chronicle about his position. Lynch also wrote several blog post about Wikileaks. Lynch wrote the relation between Wikileaks and Arab Public Sphere in this blog post. in his blog post Lynch said:
I don’t think that there’s going to be much revision of the American foreign policy debate, because most policy analysts have already heard most of what’s in the cables, albeit in sanitized form. The cables still generally confirm the broad contours of what we already knew: many Arab leaders are deeply suspicious of Iran and privately urged the U.S. to attack it, for instance, but are afraid to say so in public. I haven’t seen anything yet which makes me change any of my views on things which I study — the cables show Arab leaders in all their Realpolitik and anti-Iranian scheming.
in another post, Lynch analyzed what the cables really said about Iran and Arab.
In other words, it would be a mistake to "make too much of the private remarks of selected Arab regime figures, without considering whether those remarks reflect an internal consensus within their regimes or whether they will be repeated in public in a moment of political crisis." That’s pretty much still where we are today.