Friday, December 3, 2010

A very modern hero

Prudence is very angry about the whole Wikileaks saga.

Some of the cables released most definitely fall into the public's-right-to-know category.

And Julian Assange seems to be amassing and distributing this information in a very public-spirited manner - he clearly has little regard for his own safety.

So, one has to wonder very hard why two highly intelligent and experienced women first brag that they've shagged him, then collude on their evidence, then go to the Swedish police to suggest they were raped. Note that they didn't make any sort of proper accusation, they just sought advice, a peculiarly Swedish way of dealing with... things.

And then Assange is chased around the world by Interpol, and Amazon terminates hosting arrangements.

And Prudence is very annoyed with Ecuador, which said yesterday it would offer him asylum, and then said today that it wouldn't.

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree. Think most right-thinking people do. Many calls in SMH for Assange for Australian of the Year.

    Am aghast at our PM's approach. Truly, she disappoints me on a daily (if not hourly) basis.