If the U.S. and other powers were really clever, they would stop inflating the ego and clout of narcissist and Wikileaks founder Julian Asange with the equally bombastic talk of espionage and global manhunt. Instead, they would one-up him by voluntarily and in a collaborated way releasing more of the sort of gossipy diplomatic cables that have already been put out by the Wikileak "dump." This would have the simultaneous benefit of sapping Asange's newsworthiness while assuring the rest of us that the world isn't run hormonal high schoolers just devastated that the local bully got a hold of their diary.
Chances of such a smart power play? Ask me that when we stop defining terrorism as a global threat to civilization as we know it.