WikiLeaks continues to drop files from its trove of diplomatic cables, but for those who can't sit through a quarter-million documents leaked at a slow pace the story has quickly turned from gossip about foreign leaders to gossip about the site's elusive (though certainly not quiet) leader Julian Assange. Yesterday Interpol put the 39-year-old Australian on its most-wanted list for questioning regarding rape charges he is facing in Sweden (his lawyers claim he is being unjustly persecuted) and Ecuador rescinded its offer of safe haven, all of which has his mother quiet upset.

Meanwhile, the State Department argues through its spokesman that even if the documents should not have been leaked what they "demonstrate is the tremendous work being done by diplomats around the world, led by Secretary Clinton," and Senator John McCain is speaking out, too. He told the Daily Beast, "I wish The New York Times had chosen not to [publish the leaked cables]... It’s harmful to the United States of America and our national security interests. Their argument is that it was coming out anyway. But there’s a certain imprimatur of The New York Times that gives it a certain degree of respectability.”