THE OTHER VICTIMS OF RAPE  1:37 pm January 5, 2011

Ambassador Fired For Saying Thing About Gaddafi In WikiLeaks Cable

by Jack Stuef

In what appears to be the first diplomatic casualty from the latest WikiLeaks revelations, the U.S. ambassador to Libya has returned to Washington and is likely to leave his post, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Libya doesn’t like American ambassadors speculating on what Gaddafi does with his “nurses,” it turns out. Perhaps this diplomat will sue Julian Assange now? “The court orders the defendant to give all his wealth, which is like ten chickens and a Santa costume, to the plaintiff.”

Current and former American officials have bemoaned the WikiLeaks disclosures’ potential impact on Washington’s foreign policy. Sources are less likely to approach American diplomats with sensitive information if there is a risk it will end up in the public domain, they say.

Already, there are anecdotal reports that foreign leaders have circumscribed meetings with U.S. envoys, insisting in some cases that note-takers or other American staff be excluded.

Meh, American diplomacy was fun while it lasted. Time to close up shop if we can’t gossip anymore. [McClatchy]

 

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{ 37 comments }

MittsHairHelmet January 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Please call the editor of the Wonkette Times crossword and tell him that ‘Khaddafi’ is spelled with an h, and two d’s, and isn’t a seven letter word for anything.

Cicada January 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm

It's spelled Qadhafi by the State Department. Perhaps that's the real reason he took offense.

Sophist FCD January 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm
Cicada January 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Yep.

Paul_Tsongas January 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Leo McGarry in West Wing, right? i didnt expand the replies yet, just wanted to take a guess

Paul_Tsongas January 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm
ManchuCandidate January 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Sources are less likely to approach American diplomats with sensitive information if there is a risk it will end up in the public domain, they say.

Well acting like the town gossip doesn't help matters does it?

chascates January 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

It was probably the speculation that Gadhafi enjoys flamenco dancing that was the real outrage.

horsedreamer_1 January 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm

You Tripoli(e)!

nounverb911 January 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

That would be in in the Teabagging states?

SmutBoffin January 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Geez, this nation used to do things like kill Ghadaffi's children with bombs, now it just spreads rumors about how likes to hang out with hotties?

Weak.

zhubajie January 6, 2011 at 3:55 am

I don't think Q. and the hotties is any secret at all.

LionelHutzEsq January 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

But really, do we need informants when we can just torture people?

SmutBoffin January 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Yeah, and creating all of those 'testicular electrocutioner' positions HELPS THE JOB MARKET.

SayItWithWookies January 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Oh great — what are our diplomats gonna talk about now if they can't mention Vladimir Putin's moobs* or Silvio Berlusconi's liaisons with underage Algerian prostitutes? It would be like if the Huffington Post just covered politics and news.

*(O/T, but Putin's Moobs was a rejected name for Gerry Rafferty's band Stealer's Wheel.)

GOPCrusher January 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I would have guessed the title of the next Sarah Palin tome.

V572625694 January 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Can we pleeez have some pics of this voluptuous nurse? C'mon, media — this is your job!

kenlayisalive January 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm
V572625694 January 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm

It's good to be a dictator, or very rich, or both.

zhubajie January 6, 2011 at 4:01 am

Don't forget his all-female bodyguards.

Not_So_Much January 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Holy shitballs — that must be more cash than I can really imagine. Gotta be…

horsedreamer_1 January 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Looks like Bob Dylan. & pulls trim like Bob Dylan.

How do we know Bob Dylan is not معمر القذافي‎ ?

transfatz January 7, 2011 at 4:50 am

That image takes first place for differential juxtaposition.

ttommyunger January 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

The Town Gossip in Camden, Missouri in the 40's and 50's (pop. 385) was Orrie Sellars. The Orrie Sellars for the World in the 21st Century is obviously the U.S. State Department.

widestanceroman January 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Wait until Libya finds out that all State Department computers have the pix of Momer Godiva having lunch ay the Ivy with Phoebe Price ("they were all over each other and they didn't care who saw them") as wallpaper.

Callyson January 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

So sad that Gregory Issacs is not here to see this…
Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oYyG0KcvQ

JustPixelz January 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Interview for Ghaddafi "voluptuous nurse" job:

Q: Other than Reagan, who is your least favorite President?
A's: "Truman", "Truman", "Bush — both"
Q: What's your favorite book?
A's: "what is book?", "what is book?", "Hooters"
Q: Can Sarah Palin win the general election?
A's: "Yes she can", "Yes she can", "Yes I can"

Guppy06 January 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

The only things American diplomacy has accomplished in recent memory are propping up banana republics, finding new places to set up extrajudicial torture chambers, and finding new reasons to kill brown people, i.e. "warfare by other means." So I'm not going to be weeping for its death any time soon.

Not_So_Much January 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Unless you're that smarmy, botoxed, man-boobed, British twit Simon Cowell, honesty will get you fired every fucking time.

donner_froh January 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

TEN chickens?

Looks like the fox has gotten into the Assange hen house again.

zhubajie January 6, 2011 at 4:07 am

You realize that US ambassadors are all dip-shit businessmen to whom the president owes a favor? That they generally don't speak the language of the country they go to? Right now, the US ambassador to Great Britain is some real estate man who gave Obama a butt-load of money early in the campaign. Some years ago, at the time of the spy plane stupidity, the US ambassador to China was some guy who'd been head of the US Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and who sorta spoke pidgin Cantonese.

Not that the "real" diplomats are any better. Paul Wolfowitz springs to mind.

MinAgain January 6, 2011 at 10:26 am

Diplomacy is hard.

inedalo January 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm

anyone who wins court case against poor julian assange can get two hot swedish girls for his payment.

XOhioan January 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I actually think Assange is an idiot for doing a mass release of the documents. Not because of potential damage to our diplomatic relations, but because our media will never get beyond Ukrainian "nurses" and Berlusconi's drinking.
Pfizer interferes with due process in Nigeria because of botched drug tests—BORing!
UK training Bangladeshi death squads—YAWN
Saudi Arabia says bomb Iran, please–WHERE ARE THE BOOBZ?

zhubajie January 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Probably the revelations about McChrystal and the bashibachi orgies are still being circulated and laughed at in the various newspapers.

zhubajie January 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

That includes the USA. I sometimes wonder what I'm missing, being circumcized in infancy.

transfatz January 7, 2011 at 5:07 am

Surprise! Infinity money is very handsome.

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