Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gideon Rachman: America should give Assange a medal

Rachman in the FT a few days ago. Much like the Venona intercepts, sometimes the US better off with the secrets out there.

After two weeks of WikiLeaking, many Americans want to see Julian Assange locked up. Instead, they should give the man a medal. Of course, it is embarrassing and awkward to have all these secret diplomatic cables published. Mr Assange certainly seems to be no fan of the US. Nonetheless, he and WikiLeaks have done America a massive favour, by inadvertently debunking decades-old conspiracy theories about its foreign policy.

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