Germany's "Spiegel" magazine will have it's front cover story about WikiLeak'ed documents dealing with US assessments of German (and other country's) politicians tomorrow.
Reading the preview I wondered...why the fuss?
(Chancellor) Merkel - indecisive, doesn't take risks
Seehofer - volatile
Foreign secretary Westerwelle - impulsive and aggressive, needs to grow in his new job
secretary of state Schäuble - angry old man that sees danger everywhere
All adjectives are used regularly in the German press.
Putin an "alpha-dog" ... nothing new
Sarkozy an "emperor without clothes" ... is what the newspapers call him anyway.
According to the "Spiegel" there have been many telephone calls between the US embassy in Berlin and other official channels to the German government and individual members like Westerwelle and Merkel to limit the damage this will take on the diplomatic climate between the two countries.
Does that WikiLeak stuff sound interesting to you?
I don't get excited about things I read in the papers for months...