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Opening Arguments


We already know who Julian Asaange considers enemies, so it's no big surprise who considers him a friend:

Russia has suggested that Julian Assange should be awarded the Nobel peace prize, in an unexpected show of support from Moscow for the jailed WikiLeaks founder.

In what appears to be a calculated dig at the US, the Kremlin urged non-governmental organisations to think seriously about "nominating Assange as a Nobel Prize laureate".

In today's twisted world, it also wouldn't be a great shock if he actually won the peace prize.


Thu, 12/09/2010 - 10:38pm

I understand your objections to the man.
But I think we'd agree that our country makes far too many things "top secret."
The Pentagon Papers probably hastened the end of the Vietnam War. I have very mixed feelings about Wikileaks. And the sex crime charge against him - having sex with a sleeping woman without a condom - sounds like a bad comedy routine. Can that really be illegal? Could she really sleep through it? Why was she naked in his bed?
BTW, congrats on your recent award.

Leo Morris
Fri, 12/10/2010 - 9:23am

But we can separate the dancer from the dance, can't we? I also support the right of people to assemble; that doesn't mean I'm going to heap praise on neo-Nazis who want to march in Skokie or Fred Phelps when he wants to disrupt soldiers' funerals.

Bob G.
Fri, 12/10/2010 - 10:09am

Ditto on the congrats...an award truly deserved.

Wonder HOW the Russian leaders would feel if it were THEIR nation at the crux of this matter?
Betcha that NOBEL prize wouldn't be awarded in as cavalier a manner as they are wanting to do when it's AMERICA.

But they HAVE given such an award to several flim-flam men recently, right?
Makes you think.

Fri, 12/10/2010 - 9:34pm

"In the Houston Press, an extensive blog post untangling an alarming story from the state department cables: "another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police," and apparent proof that the company procured male children for bacha bazi ("boy-play") parties.

"The story boils down to this: this company, headquartered in DC with Texas offices, helped pimp out little boys as sex slaves to stoned cops in Afghanistan:"

Yep, that secrecy was protecting all sorts of innocent people.

How can you be a journalist *and* be against Wikileaks?