'Rather a Geek'

By Jeffrey Goldberg

The first known case of a Wikileaks hoax seems to have taken place in Pakistan, where someone appears to have manufactured American diplomatic cables that, among other things, insults a particular Indian general with in a rather too-English manner:

This morning's stories disparaging Indian generals - one is said to be "rather a geek", another to be responsible for "genocide" and compared to Slobodan Milosevic - is counterbalanced by accounts of gushing American praise for Pakistan's top generals



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