Seems like the latest batch of wikileaks are doing more harm than just causing embarrassment and providing gossip about state leaders..
From Foreign Policy:
The Palestine Papers – more than 1,600 internal Palestinian documents summarizing negotiations with Israel over the past decade — are no “Palestinian WikiLeaks” aimed at bringing transparency and good government to the Palestinian Authority. Rather, they are a direct attack on the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), its negotiators, and the very idea of negotiating peace with Israel.
Internet does not change laws regarding espionage, treason or assault on foreign states. Rep. Peter King speaks out.
The incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee wants the Obama administration to aggressively pursue WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says he’s asked Attorney General Eric Holder to take quick action. “I am calling on the attorney general and supporting his efforts to fully prosecute WikiLeaks and its founder for violating the Espionage Act,” King told a New York radio station.
Update. Clarifying talk and some points about leaks vs. publishing over at politicaldog. The leaker is already in jail – but Wikileaks pretends to be a news organization – protected by the 1st amendment.