I congratulate The Hindu on sifting through large volumes of WikiLeaks and publishing them as interesting reports. But are they authentic? The U.S. diplomatic staff, like their counterparts elsewhere, have a lot of spare time at their disposal. They collect plenty of gossip and pass them on to their bosses to justify their presence. Should our media, the public and MPs spend so much time over such news?

T. Darmalingam, Chennai

Why should we give so much importance to what was communicated by U.S. diplomats to their government? They are not authenticated records. The observations pertain merely to the interpretations of what the diplomats heard and gathered from small talk and gossip.

K.V. Ravindran, Payyanur

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