Dec 13th, 2010
Hero? Traitor? Convict? Or Just Your Average Everyday Whistle-Blower?
There’s been a lot of press lately about Wikileaks “spokesperson” Julian Assange. After his organization recently released hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents about the war in Iraq (plus U.S. embassy cables dating back to the 1960s) — many of them none too flattering to say the least – Assange was arrested in London for reported sex-crimes in Sweden.
While we won’t know the truth about the guilt or innocence of the whistle blower until Wikileaks leaks the documents about his investigation, there is a lot of speculation that Assange is being unduly targeted. The timing seems a bit suspicious, although we can only guess? And ponder. Then speculate some more. Because no one is giving us any information (as usual).
I just hope the information their group leaked does some good in bringing checks & balances to how we distribute information. Call me old fashioned, but I think people deserve to know what their elected officials are up to.