Now, I'm not necessarily a 'fan' of Wikileaks and Julian Assange: but as far as I'm concerned the more that comes out confirming this sort of stuff, the more I'm prepared to believe that Assange and Wikileaks are doing a good thing. Now please note, the Wikileaks release to the Guardian newspaper comes some four days after the Independent article, and seems to confirm some of the background to the Independent article, which apparently had nothing to do with the Wikileaks release of the US embassy cables.
One amongst us whom I admire a fair amount (no names, no pack-drill underlankers ) has opined that Assange is nothing more than a troll of a puffed-up and turbocharged variety. However, I feel when stuff like this comes out, Assange and Wikileaks have gone a long way towards justifying their position; and, troll(s) or otherwise, they are providing a confirmatory information service many of us find useful to aiding our understanding of the world; ie, Journalism.
But that's just my opinion. I'm sure you all have your own, which you'd be perfectly happy to share.