Wikileaks Unveils Evidence Of Indian Parliamentary Bribery
from the but-it's-all-useless,-right? dept
While plenty of attention late last week was focused (reasonably) on the goings on in Libya and Japan, there was a Wikileaks story that also was important. As Slashdot notes, a recent Wikileaks cable leak reveals claims of rampant bribery in the Indian parliament, specifically with regards to a controversial nuclear deal with the US. The report, from a State Department official, involves him reporting that he was shown “chests of cash” potentially representing $25 million, which was going to be used to pay off members of Parliament to vote for the deal. Of course, the response has been a whole lot of denial, so it should be interesting to watch what comes next. However, given how often we hear that the Wikileaks documents weren’t any kind of whistleblowing or hadn’t revealed anything major, I’m curious how people can still claim that, given this latest leak.