In regards to this topic. It seems rather clear to me. I don't remember if it was the Daily Show or the Colbert Report but one had one of the wikileaks founders on. Their goal was simple. Release the information for the most focused political punch. That punch is decided by their source. They are not heroes, although someone leaking such information could be considered a hero in certain situations, these are spin doctors, liars and cheats. The worst of politics gussied up as a populist hero. They are not good people and honestly I would be overjoyed to see them shut down.
To where the conversation has lead. Any information that will not directly risk the life of someone trusting the information will be kept silent, should be open and as unspun as possible. It is only if we can make informed decisions that we can do our duty as citizens and vote and speak out. As great as that clip from"A few good men" is, it speaks to me of what the problem is. That there are a class of people who feel that what they do should be above review, be they soldiers , police, politicians,business men,or even sports stars. That the good that they provide raises them above everyone else and that to provide that good they are given a pass. For me, it seems ethically wrong and I simply can not understand such mindsets.