Well, I tend to agree with Assange here. SOME secrets are necessary, but governments have gone way, way, way too far in this area.
And who decides which secrets are necessary? You? Perhaps you'd like the government to just publish everything first, and then we'll all vote on what to keep secret. To those of you who can't see past your own political correctness, the simple fact that you used a password to log into your computer (and this website) demonstrates that your argument for transparency of information is flawed. It sure sounds like a lofty ideal to hold our government to, but where do you draw the line? You may draw it farther to the left, but that only shows your failure to understand that information does not have to be "bad" in order to be harmful in the wrong hands.
Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it.