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.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/61f8fab0-06f3-11e0-8c29-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz1AjdYuhWw

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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