We’ll take a brief break from the abortion dialogue.

Loyal Upset Patterns reader “Dink” asked me if we were going to write on the WikiLeaks news. In due time, I’ll try to get a firm grasp on everything that came out of it. For now, all I can say is that it is suspicious that all these countries are going after Julian Assange because of a sabotaged condom. Also, this is awesome:

A cable dated May of 2009 statesthat American film and television programs are doing more to dissuade young Muslims from becoming jihadists than virtually anything else.

Reruns of shows like “Desperate Housewives” and “Friends” run uncensored on television in SaudiArabia, giving the average Saudi a glimpse into American life and culture. And like many an American couch potato, these Saudi tube enthusiasts are fascinated by what they’re seeing. The title of one U.S. television-related cable prettymuch says it all: “David Letterman: Agent of Influence.”

Viva la Snooki.