Julian Assange Suddenly Appeals to the Rule of Law
1:19 PM, Dec 17, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has been released on bail from a British jail. He's currently staying put in Britain, waiting for an extradition trial to determine whether he will be sent to Sweden to face multiple charges of rape. The Daily Mail reports (my emphasis):
What's fascinating here is that a man who illegally obtained and released secret State Department cables (not to mention other classified documents that he previously obtained and released) is trying to appeal to the rule of law for mercy. That is, Assange clearly only has respect for the rule of law when the law might help him -- he has no qualms about dismissing the rule of law when it hurts America.