Sometimes the moral ambiguity boggles the mind. It is difficult to believe the relatively casual reception on the part of the public of the recent WikiLeaks attack on the national security of the U. S. This was tantamount to an act of war, folks, and the only people I have noted who are willing to call it by its true name are Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal and Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute. Thiessen said it most forthrightly: “Let’s be clear–WikiLeaks is not a news organization; it is a criminal enterprise. Its reason for existence is to obtain classified national security information and disseminate it as widely as possible, including to U. S. enemies.” At a minimum, this is a violation of the Espionage Act and is almost certainly material support for terrorism, and I would submit constitutes an act of war. This Assange character should be indicted and extradited to the U. S. post haste, with a warning that any nation that harbors him or fails to extradite is subject to the letter and the spirit of the Bush Doctrine.
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