I agree some transparency is important in govt (not a dem or rep thing here, as the neocons keep pushing it as part of a structural adjustment packages through the WB and IMF while Obama pushes for it at home) but I think there is much needed room for secrecy. That is where my concern is, I do not see this as an either/or situation, neither extreme is good. Do we need to know the comments made by diplomats to their co-workers? I really do not think so. Should we know about all the pork attached to bills and who voted for what? Yes. Are backroom deals apart of politics? Yes. Do we need to know about all of them? I do not think so. If you pay attention they are obvious enough.
That this the crux of my dilemma, I do not know if the leaks are actually helpful or harmful. I do not think those who release the information can suggest that their intentions are neutral.