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Dec 6, 2010, 9:15 AM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:48 pm

Listen to Dave Ross commentary:

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Most people are against all this Wiki-leaking going on because, it could make it easier for terrorists to attack us … thank goodness we have strong allies. Strong allies like Saudi Arabia! I wonder what the secret cables tell us about our strong anti-terrorism ally Saudi Arabia?

“The traffic alleges that large sums of money collected from Muslims attending the annual pilgrimage to Mecca for example are channeled to terror groups.”

Now that strike me as problematic. As well as ungrateful. We tip them every time we buy gas, George Bush holds the king’s hand, Barack Obama even sort of bowed to him, and this is the thanks we get?

But then what am I saying? This information was leaked by someone who had no business leaking it, so we’re not entitled to know any of this. Someone thought it best that we continue thinking that the Saudis are the responsible partner in the fight against terrorism that we’re told they are.

And the same goes for Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, also full of rich conservative Muslims who pour money into terrorist groups as their governments pretend it isn’t happening. We’re not entitled to know this … because these countries are our friends.

Meantime CBS’s Mark Phillips says Wiki-leaker Julian Assange continues to hide in Britain — consulting with his lawyer:

“With the threats against him, including assassination threats, he’s not breaking cover.”

You’d think he’d published a picture of Mohammed or something. He didn’t do that. But he sure has published an unflattering portrait of America’s friends, and the penalty seems to be similar.

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