The interesting thing with wikileaks is how fast the powers that be have scrambled to shut this guy up and shutdown the site. The moneyed places have struck back because there is nothing scarier than information.
I'm sure it's understood that, given the age we're in, some information should be withheld; people are stupid, everyone craves instant gratification, folks want things cheap, free, mostly cheap, and they want it now. In many ways we're still getting over the 90s if not still suffering the hangover of the 80s; we went from excess to more excess to a mindset that is so financially frantic that it'd do anything for a buck.
Which is why I think Wikileaks is brilliant. Sure, if you're a conservative and have been mindlessly going off your script (the one handed to you, not the ideas you cobbled down), you view this as mostly a talking point but also a threat; you're designed to react to it because your side says so. On the hand, liberals, who defend people like this author, say that we're next, that we should fear the government's crackdown on this kind of stuff. They're both right, though I nod to the left, as always, when it comes to things like free speech and amendment rights in general.
At the end of the day, sadly, this dude will be shut down and the whole mess will be swept aside. Watch for some large distracting bit of news to coincide with it. Free speech truly has so master but the moneyed places always win in the end.