kaled - 8:51 am on Dec 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
How long do you think it would take to read and digest 250,000 cables?
99% or more are likely to be utterly boring and many of the interesting ones will look boring at first and many of boring ones might look interesting at first. Whilst it is likely that Wikileaks is guilty of "drawing out" the story, simply dumping the whole lot in one go would be silly. Also, you can hardly blame them for doing exactly what the Telegraph did in the UK when breaking the MPs Expenses story.
The subject of this thread is "People who live in glass houses". Unless someone can come up with an example of Wikileaks and/or Assange undermining a ongoing criminal trial/investigation then it's hardly an accurate metaphor.
However, on the subject of hypocrisy...
Barack Obama was a human rights lawyer - but as soon as he becomes president all that is forgotten [bbc.co.uk...] - I wonder if the Red Cross will ask to visit Bradley Manning - that will look good considering the country's leader is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. All that's left after that will be for his lawyer to quit due to intimidation and the US will have more or less torn up its own constitution.
If any petulant foot-stamping is going on, it's in the corridors of power.