Years ago, Wendell Berry wrote in response to the Bush Doctrine:

As a policy, this new strategy depends on the acquiescence of a public kept fearful and ignorant, subject to manipulation by the executive power, and on the compliance of an intimidated and office dependent legislature. To the extent that a government is secret, it cannot be democratic or its people free.

Following the leaks, a State Department official warned certain persons not to discuss these documents online, or it would jeopardize their job prospects, seeing as that shows their lack of respect toward classified documents, "which is part of most positions in the US government."