This is one of the most hurled criticism.
Diplomatic cables released no new information, anything new are just not news worthy or inconsequential gossips.
Critics alone these lines obviously hasnt read through the cables..
Here is just a sampling of what has been newly revealed.
From Glenn Greenwald:
(1) the U.S. military formally adopted a policy of turning a blind eye to systematic, pervasive torture and other abuses by Iraqi forces;
(3) the State Department under Bush and Obama applied continuous pressure on the Spanish Government to suppress investigations of the CIA’s torture of its citizens and the 2003 killing of a Spanish photojournalist when the U.S. military fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad (see The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Will Bunch today about this: “The day Barack Obama Lied to me“);
(4) the British Government privately promised to shield Bush officials from embarrassment as part of its Iraq War “investigation”;
(6) “American leaders lied, knowingly, to the American public, to American troops, and to the world” about the Iraq war as it was prosecuted, a conclusion the Post‘s own former Baghdad Bureau Chiefwrote was proven by the WikiLeaks documents;
(7) the U.S.’s own Ambassador concluded that the July, 2009 removal of the Honduran President was illegal — a coup — but the State Department did not want to conclude that and thus ignored it until it was too late to matter;
(8) U.S. and British officials colluded to allow the U.S. to keep cluster bombs on British soil even though Britain had signed the treaty banning such weapons, and,
(9) Hillary Clinton’s State Department ordered diplomats to collect passwords, emails, and biometric data on U.N. and other foreign officials, almost certainly in violation of the Vienna Treaty of 1961.
250,000 diplomatic cables will take 1 person 70 years to finish reading, if its read 7 days week. As time goes by, i am certain these cables will reveal further insights when couple with other information.