"But the more important reason to publish these articles is that the cables tell the unvarnished story of how the government makes its biggest decisions, the decisions that cost the country most heavily in lives and money. They shed light on the motivations — and, in some cases, duplicity — of allies on the receiving end of American courtship and foreign aid. They illuminate the diplomacy surrounding two current wars and several countries, like Pakistan and Yemen, where American military involvement is growing. As daunting as it is to publish such material over official objections, it would be presumptuous to conclude that Americans have no right to know what is being done in their name."
Click link the New York Times link or visit The Guardian's coverage — including a database of the cables — to see analysis, content from the WikiLeaks documents.
Fear journalists around the world are crashing the WikiLeaks server today, making the website inaccessible. [ed's note: WikiLeaks said its website had come under “a mass distributed denial of service attack.”]
Either way, try again tomorrow.