The Age story reports:
We squabbled with our allies, yet in public we talked of close co-operation. We frustrated the Americans with unfulfilled promises. Our politicians big-noted in public but dithered in private. Our bamboozled bureaucrats tried to make sense of the details. All along, the public was kept in the dark.And as Antony Loewenstein writes, Wikileaks also exposes the hypocrisy and decit of corporate journalists who collude with the political, military and diplomatic establishment to hide the real truth about Australia's involvement in Afghanistan.
Not any longer.
Thanks to WikiLeaks, we have an insight into the diplomatic skirmishes behind the war in Afghanistan, now in its ninth year and which has cost 21 Australian lives.
Leaked US diplomatic cables expose friction between Australia and its allies, undermining the public veneer of coalition solidarity.
Here is the real reason Wikileaks is being pursued with such vigor. It exposes the lies told to us on a daily basis by those who hold the reigns of power.