Wikileaks - what's the point?
I, for one, do not, and feel this will have long reaching, and unintended, consequences. None of them positive.
It seems to me that the thinking behind releasing hundreds of thousands of supposedly secure US Embassy diplomatic cables by wikileaks is fundamentally flawed.
To release them and not hide sensitive names and information is plainly ludicrous for all kinds of obvious reasons, not least of which is humanitarian.
To release them, but subjectively redact information renders the cables and the wikileaks people pretty much superfluous.
We are now left to read cables and cable contents that the wikileaks people think we should be allowed to read - so far as I can see that's not much different to leaving the US government to decide what should be public or not, though the US government is likely to be better informed on the sensitivity of these diverse issues.
Besides, who's to say that the cables have not been doctored in some other way as part of the release process?