"Even in authoritarian countries information networks are helping people discover new facts and making governments more accountable." -- US secretary of state Hilary Clinton (January 12th 2010)

"[The public disclosure of facts about the US government is] not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests, it is an attack on the international community." -- US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (December 1st, 2010)

"I don't think there's any damage [from wikileaks revelations]. I don't think there's any substantive damage, no. " -- Joe Biden (December 16 2010)

"As they say in the countryside, some people's cows can moo, but yours should keep quiet," -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (December 9th, 2010)

"[Assange] was arrested, and I haven't seen any protest against the siege on freedom of expression," -- Brazilian President Luiz da Silva (December 9th, 2010)

"So, WikiLeaks, my solidarity for disclosing (the documents) and my protest against the siege against freedom of expression." -- Brazilian President Luiz da Silva (December 9th, 2010)

"The Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Integration invite Mr. Julian Assange, creator of the WikiLeaks website, to expose documentation explaining the situation regarding all the countries of Latin America and Ecuador." -- Ecuador's Ministr of Foriegn Affairs, Vice-Chancelor Kintto Lucas (December 9th, 2010)

"Enough of these things. Enough interfering with our sovereignty, our independence, enough of betraying the confidence of countries that consider the United States to be a friend." -- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa (December 9th, 2010)