The issue at hand here is really simple: Publishing these secret documents is a crime against the US. Whoever ‘leaked’ these should be tried for treason. Wikileaks definitely broke US law (at least aiding and abetting; maybe terrorism?) and should be persecuted as much as possible – not sure how international law works here.
The one positive side of this crime is to show just how diplomacy is a fool’s game. A guy at the radio said that many Middle Eastern governments ‘sounded pretty much like Israel’ when talking about Iran. However, they do nothing. They want the US to do something just to condemn whatever happens later at the UN.
It is Hypocrisy with a capital H.
Obama of couse shares a large share of the blame for what happened today. This is not the first leak and he did nothing after the previous ones. My guess is that he was secretly happy about all the dirty info on Iraq and thought the Wikileaks guys would stop after that.
Now if people die because of what happened (and I bet they will – you just wait and see if we don’t have a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia soon) part of the blood will be in Obama’s hands.