I write not to condemn Julian Assange, but to praise him. More than that, I write to accuse those so-called conservatives who have waxed hysterical in their contemptible fulminations against Assange and his organization, Wikileaks, of being ideological frauds, enemies of democracy and false friends of human liberty.
If one wishes to wrongly assert that Julian Assange has spots of blood from a few nonexistent deaths spotting his hands, one must first admit that George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Rumsfeld and all of those who successfully advocated the Afghan and Iraqi invasions have been swimming in oceans of human blood so long that they have evolved into vampire amphibians complete with gills. Unlike Assange, the deaths for which they are clearly and unambiguously the direct causal factors are not theoretical; the body counts of American soldiers sacrificed to their geopolitical ambitions are real.
h/t Strike The Root