Wikileaks leaks no big deal
I’m a researcher who studies Afghanistan and have no regular access to classified information, yet I have seen nothing in the documents that has either surprised me or told me anything of significance. I suspect that’s the case even for someone who reads only a third of the articles on Afghanistan in his local newspaper.
[Wikileaks founder Julian] Assange has said that the publication of these documents is analogous to the publication of the Pentagon Papers, only more significant. This is ridiculous.
Publication of the documents has, however, made Julian Assange a celebrity. Mission accomplished.