Well, you can find something humorous, ironic and certainly hypocritical from just about anything that comes out of Washington.
Many of the same voices here praising Assange for disclosing sensitive government info were, not too long ago, screaming for Bush, Chaney, et al to be frog-marched to the gallows for outing a one-time covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame. I don't recall Stog, Zorba or Diane defending the freedom of speech of those who made the world aware of an agent of the hated CIA.
For the record, there was no crime in the outing of Ms Plame, no one was ever prosecuted for it. At the end of the day the government spent millions of dollars getting to the bottom of what everyone already knew, prosecuted a guy named Scooter for perjury, which Bush later pardoned, and Sean Penn made a bad movie about the episode which had a box office run of about 2 weeks and didn't come close to recovering its production costs.