and warns the documents may contain accounts of "compromising conversations" that could "cause serious embarrassment for foreign governments and politicians named in them" and result in "the expulsion of U.S. diplomats from foreign postings".
Because a previous Wikileaks-released conversation from a US Apache helicopter concerning civilians and Reuters employees ambling down a street in Baghdad that went :
"Light 'em all up. C'mon, fire! Keep shoot'n, Keep shoot'n. Keep shoot'n."
was not considered to be sufficiently offputting all by itself I guess.