View Poll Results: What do you think of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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  • Unsure but irrelevant I believe WikiLeaks motivation is justice

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  • He is a spy trying to put Americans in harms way

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    Julian Assange

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    Re: Julian Assange

    I think he's a very arrogant man that cares more about WikiLeaks than he does about our troops and innocent lives. I strongly disprove of his actions.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    He is a callous, tactless and very intelligent man with an inflated sense of self importance who, though Wikileaks is an excellent idea, needs to learn to exercise caution.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    Don't know enough about it yet to make an informed comment one way or the other.

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    Re: Julian Assange



    I am *not* defending him or WikiLeaks, I'm interested in the truth. But this is the media that we trust to give us news about him.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    Even if I know nothing of this character, I still have an opinion.To do what he did is "bad" upon "bad".
    Our government should have paid attention to Thomas Jefferson ( NO FOREIGN WARS).If he is hung for treason, then so should those who were responsible for our invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Anyway, that is one way of looking at things....

    It cannot be said that one of these so-called nations was harboring the heinious criminal osama-bin-laden..Simply because, primarily Afghanistan , as a true nation, England or Japan(for examples), does not exist.

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    Re: Julian Assange

    I don't know anything about the guy, so I didn't vote.

    I have no problem with what he's done. If the government made this information accessible, then why is it wrong to "leak" it?

    If our government wanted to shut down his website, I have no doubt we could do it in a heartbeat. I'm sure the technology is there. Yeah, he could republish, but if no one can find it, it's immaterial.

    Sooo, I ask, "Why isn't the government stopping it? And, more important, why is this information out there in the first place?
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    Re: Julian Assange

    He is no different than someone who knowingly buys stolen property. So he is just as guilty as the traitors who release classified info to him. Since he is not an American he obviously can't be a traitor to our country but if he is ever caught he should be tried with something.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    Personally, I think that any individual who can get such a strong reaction from the Federal government without resorting to violence gets a thumbs-up from me. My instinct to get behind any expression of outrage by the feebs is long dead, and they've long since lost any claim to any kind of moral authority as far as I'm concerned.

    You can argue until you're blue in the face that what this guy did is illegal, except that there are enough vaguely-written Federal laws that lots of innocuous / morally sound practices can classified as illegal.

    You can run around in circles and howl about the troops, and then you can bite me. If you strap on your country's uniform, pick up a gun, and step onto a transport, guess what -- it's gonna be dangerous, you might die, and that's just part of your job. I don't want our troops dead, I'd prefer they all came home safe and mentally sound, but I can hardly take it personally when someone else beats them to the punch.

    If you can't accept that, don't sign up, not even in peacetime.

    Treason? Treason against what, an abstract concept embodied by a metric ****ton of selfish pricks that don't give a **** about you personally, who work constantly to increase their authority over your life and erode your rights, who take your money and use it to buy votes, campaign dollars, and favors from powerful people?

    Really? I'm supposed to get upset because someone made THAT bunch of assholes angry? Or because being a soldier continues to be a risky, thankless job?

    When the feebs are less interested in collecting scalps or taking bribes and more interested in actually being public servants, I'll reconsider my position.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    I see him as a function of the press and therefore benign in of itself. He might be slightly better in that he isn't a corporate shill who will get phone calls from the government asking him to pull a story.

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