Judah, finds a way around this. “Please my master, let your servant speak a word in your ears, and not be angry with your servant as you are just like Pharaoh5”. While the normal procedure is for a ruler to be addressed from further away with a circle of advisors sitting between the ruler and the supplicant, Judah requests permission to change the process and come right near the ruler and speak straight into his ear. This way, if the ruler loses the argument, no one heard and there is no loss of face6. Unless the whole thing turns up on Wikileaks a few months later.
I imagine the Old master looking at them with perhaps one of those world weary looks that says I don't need to maintain appearances. “May your fear of heaven (God), be the same as your fear of men,” he says.
While the topic generally, is a difficult one. It seems that in leaking the cables, two opposite conclusions are plausible depending on the specific contents of the particular cable. Some cables deal with dishonesty of governments or Multi-national companies and serve a genuine public purpose. On the other hand, other cables are likely to cause damage to the process of government decision making, and humiliation of some public figures for little of no public gain. Like so many issues, there are strong arguments and elements of truth on both sides of the argument and the correct path hard to find. Assange argued in the Australian for the need not to trust big government, I think we need to be equally mistrustful of big agendas and grand certainties.