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By Scott Sandell, Los Angeles Times staff writer The release of thousands of secret U.S. Embassy diplomatic cables via Julian Assange's WikiLeaks has ignited a firestorm of controversy as it lays bare the inner workings of American diplomacy. But who would have thought the cables would also... Left: Lawrence K. Ho, Los Angeles Times; right: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images