If you want a sneak peak at the future and the role of dumps such as WikiLeaks in it, look at the history of the diffusion and reaction to Benedict de Spinoza's work in 1670. You won't go too far wrong.
We all want a customer base who anxiously awaits each product release and supports us through thick and thin. In this case, WikiLeaks' customers were willing to wage a cyber war in defense of the business. Corporate marketers would do a lot to develop that level of brand loyalty.
Our diplomats are dedicated civil servants. But you can't expect people to become experts of anything in a matter of months or years -- especially something as nuanced as a foreign language and culture.
The latest "Cablegate" bombshell involves the original, hand-edited draft of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement lashing out at WikiLeaks for their release of embarrassing Diplomatic cables.
The same Obama administration that is currently devoting endless resources to vilifying WikiLeaks for promoting government transparency has none to spare when it comes to prosecuting actual perpetrators of torture.