Argument: WikiLeaks serves public by revealing actual US policy
- Debate: WikiLeaks release of US diplomatic cables - con argument.
The New York Times: "the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match."
The documents "illuminate American policy in a way that Americans and others deserve to see"
David Samuels. "The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange." The Atlantic. December 3rd, 2010: "Julian Assange and Pfc Bradley Manning have done a huge public service by making hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents available on Wikileaks"