It's against the law!
And what fun it is too. You can see why government ministers get such a kick out of it.
But personally the biggest chuckle I've had out of the whole affair so far was in response to this comment:
The French Foreign Ministry called the WikiLeaks release "irresponsible" and said it violated international law concerning the secrecy of communications between embassies and their home bases (Edward Cody, "Leaks undercut relations with U.S., nations say," Washington Post, 30 November 2010).I am shocked -- shocked! -- to find gambling going on in this establishment!