I've been following the Wikileaks kerfluffle for quite a while now. Actually, since way before "cablegate". When I saw (on Twitter) that there was an effort to mass-mirror the wikileaks website (that link is on my mirror), I signed up.
So why, you might ask?
I think the appropriate response to wikileaks is not the silliness that has come out of Washington lately, but true government transparency. I do not at all think that "governments should have some secrets." I have yet to be convinced that this is the case. The reason that government does not work with true transparency is that we the people would likely be horrified to find out what it's been doing in our names. A truly open and honest government, where a Wikileaks would not need to exist, is one that I'm interested in seeing.
Also, it's clear that some folks don't understand the nature of the internet.Try to suppress information, and it just spreads. We've seen the "Streisand Effect" at work.
So as long as the government tries to suppress important information that explains to me what my government does in my name, I'll help make sure to spread it.