If you don't support a certain amount of openness in governments then you are confusing national interest with the interests of the political elite. Ever wonder how it is that so much aid money gets siphoned off corrupt politicians in developing countries or how the north korean people could possibly love their "glorious leader"? - Without transparency you're only believing what the political elite want, to the detriment of the people and the nation. You may think yourself a patriot, but the opposite is true. You might think Assange is anti-American or anti-western, but his ideas seem more in tune with America's "founding fathers" than anyone who has occupied the oval office in living memory. Perhaps you would prefer living in "the best" Korea?