Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is keeping it really real regarding the WikiLeaks controversy. His take? It doesn't matter. All the talk of international embarrassment and diplomatic implosion doesn't change the fact that nobody trusts the US to begin with.
Speaking with some seriously refreshing candor, Gates cracked, "Every other government in the world knows the United States government leaks like a sieve, and it has for a long time." So maybe we should all relax over "meltdowns" and the like. You don't need to worry about tainting international image when it's already tainted! [NYT]