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Stewart went on to lampoon the global response to the leaked cables, including Italy's foreign minister Franco Frattini calling the event a "diplomatic 9/11."

"If this is the diplomatic 9/11, sack up," Stewart said. "I'll give you it's diplomatic mischief night ... maybe. But most of the shit in there is non-policy chit chat and things we already knew."

For full coverage of the leaked cables, read our live-updating WikiLeaks Wire.


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