WikiLeaks' Assange Should Be Charged With Blackmail

Wednesday, 08 Dec 2010 11:09 AM

By S.E. Cupp

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It's been a rough eight months for the United States since WikiLeaks first posted a video called "Collateral Murder" online. Three scathing document dumps have compromised our national security, our diplomatic relationships abroad, and potentially, the lives of civilians around the world.

And — even as British authorities have Julian Assange in custody on Swedish rape allegations — we are still clueless on how to stop the shadowy organization and Assange, its slippery mastermind, from wreaking even more havoc.

Can't we get him for treason? Well, no, he's not an American citizen. Can't we just shut down the sites? It's not that simple: The Internet is an elaborate game of whackamole.everywhere.com. Is he really protected by the First Amendment? Are U.S. national security secrets actually part of "speech"?


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