I just needed to point out how interesting all these developments around Wikileaks are. First the website was seen as this great source providing evidence of misuse of power. However, this latest round of leaks has set off a thunderstorm. Amazon and Paypal have stopped providing the website their services as a host and as a provider of funds respectively (see source 2). Its as if their saying, "Publishing secret documents showing exceptional misuse of power: Good. Publishing secret documents showing day-to-day misuse of power: Bad." It could also be attached to the issue that these latest leaks actually hurts government efforts. At the same time, Clinton has to scramble around the globe now to apologize for cables insulting various state leaders even though it can be assumed that every government says similar things about every other government (see source 1).
1) Clinton's Mission: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/world/05diplo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
2) Corporate Buisness: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101204/ap_on_hi_te/wikileaks
I also recommend everyone reading Kate's excellent blog about the issue and the subsequent comments at : http://worldpolitics-birthofanotion.blogspot.com/2010/11/wikilinkss-and-free-speech.html?