Thursday, December 02, 2010

William Crosbie: If you were doing your job, don't resign...but then again

Tough call here. In light of this story, yeah, resign...

WikiLeaks is having effects in the diplomatic world, as expected. The job of diplomats *is* to be honest in their assessments of situations, that's what they're played for.

William Crosbie, Canada's ambassador to Afghanistan, is offering to resign in anticipation of the release by WikiLeaks of a secret U.S. diplomatic memo in which he criticizes his government, according to reports.

Crosbie tendered his resignation in a diplomatic note to Ottawa, according to the Globe and Mail and National Post, each of which obtained a copy of the note.

"My words about [Afghan President Hamid] Karzai and the influence of his family may attract attention, and they will be damaging for our relations with him and his government if they do so," Crosbie reportedly wrote.

Read more here.

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