From The Guardian:
These cables contain details of activists, opposition politicians, bloggers in autocratic regimes and their real identities, victims of crime and political coercion, and others driven by conscience to speak to the US government. They should never have had to fear being exposed by a self-proclaimed human rights organisation. – “Why I felt I had to turn my back on WikiLeaks,” by James Ball, 2 September 2011
Hacking is to wield a power. Wielding a power means you question your own use of it.
It’s one thing to explore distant systems, learn to circumvent rules and safeguards, and gain more power by doing so.
Wikileaks attempted to hide their political vendetta behind the mask of hacking, privacy and morality. It is probably best this task be left to more responsible parties.