The problem is not that the purloined cables exposed U.S. hypocrisy or double-dealing. Good God, that's the essence of diplomacy. That's what we do; that's what everyone does.And here I thought neocons believed in American "exceptionalism", (not really). Lying about American virtue, like lying about supporting democracy, (sorry Yemeni parliament and people, now you know our empire is your real ruler), is what neocons do.
As the neocons like to say, it's a dangerous world. There's war, torture, subversion -- and the terrorists do some damage too.