Saturday, December 04, 2010

Why was Crosbie's memo leaked, really?

I thought of this too, but also thought, naw too cynical...

In Harper's Canada, it pays to be too cynical.

The Department of Foreign Affairs raised eyebrows in government circles Thursday when it called in the RCMP to investigate the leak of a highly classified diplomatic memo in which William Crosbie offered his resignation as Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan.

Was the leak really a breach of security in a department that rarely gives up its diplomatic secrets?

Or was the document slipped to the National Post this week as part of an elaborate government damage-control strategy to pre-empt an even more damaging leak on the WikiLeaks website?

A lot of government insiders seem to think the latter and, if so, the Mounties certainly won’t have much to investigate.

Read more here.

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