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US Has No Case Against Wikileaks Or Assange

US Has No Case Against Wikileaks Or Assange - Charles Krauthammer, in his Dec. 5 column, "U.S. needs aggressive action on WikiLeaks," has a pretty arrogant view of U.S. power if he thinks we can prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (a foreign citizen) for an anti-American act committed on foreign soil.

I'm not aware of any law under which we can prosecute Assange for posting the leaked documents. He is not a U.S. citizen, and did he commit his "crime" on U.S. soil? Not being a U.S. citizen, he cannot be charged for treason against the U.S.

US Has No Case Against Wikileaks Or Assange

What else is there? All he did was post leaked information on WikiLeaks. (However, the U.S. does have a case against the U.S. serviceman who allegedly leaked the information to Assange.)

If we want to prosecute someone for treason, we would have a pretty solid case against former VP Cheney and his minions for blatantly blowing the cover of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Mr. Krauthammer, where were you on this one?

Krauthammer is simply trying to exploit this issue for his own right-wing propaganda agenda, as is typical for him.

US Has No Case Against Wikileaks Or Assange


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