According to this Atlantic article, they should. Because the leaked memos show that America has been on the up and up and hasn’t been involved in the kind of nefarious plots that its critics often accuse it of. In fact, it has shown how disreputable many other countries actually are and how corrupt.
There are examples of corruption here and there from US diplomats, including Hillary Clinton calling for state department diplomats to engage in identity theft. But over all, the information in these cables has been enlightening and helpful in exposing some important truths. Such as Saudi Arabia being a supporter of Al Qaeda, Obama using bullying tactics to try to get nations on board the Climate train, etc. The only people who should be afraid of Wikileaks are corrupt politicians. When you hear some of them call for Assange’s death, you have to wonder about them.
The “he’s a terrorist” argument is also absurd. Who is he terrorizing exactly? Bureaucrats? The world’s smallest violin is playing now.
Assange may be a pretentious douchebag, but as the poet/artist William Blake once said: “A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.”
Julian Assange isn’t the problem. He is merely an opportunist. The fact that so much information was able to be leaked so easily is an issue the government needs to fix. They were sloppy. That makes them look bad. And you’re seeing what happens when someone reveals how badly the government goes about its business. They punish the whistleblower.