Openness v. security v. openness v. security... It's one thing to demand greater openness of a putatively democratic regime that often functions rather more as a corporate entity with a mix of public and private armies and spies all around the world. It's another to demand openness of an organization that claims to have limited staff, is already suffering financial attacks from major players, and is somehow arrayed against that same much larger entity.
What kind of information could be requested of Wikileaks that obviously would not give the US government and other powerful detractors leverage to further threaten, logistically embargo, or isolate them -- whether as individuals or as a corporate entity? Would we necessarily know the difference, given how happy some members of the US establishment have appeared to be at any "coincidental" issue Assange seems to encounter (whether the government is actually involved or not) ?