The Wikileaks Cables: What's really new and what will be their impact

Jim Judd's "Alice in Wonderland" comments are consistent with public messages on the same topic, while Embassy had previously reported possible re-engagement with Iran and the Toronto Star published an expose on the Dahla Dam and alleged links to Ahmed Wali Karzai.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Just Smile and Nod: Lawrence Cannon with Hillary Clinton in March.
Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 12/01/2010 12:00 am EST

The first cables have come out, and Canada's former spy chief Jim Judd is already on the hot seat over comments he made to an American diplomat in July 2008. If things carry on at this rate, it could be a long couple of weeks for many within the country's diplomatic, defence and security officialdom.

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