Bovard on the Assange Arrest

By: James Bovard
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Unmentioned in Assange arrest coverage – the US government after 9/11 dropped an Iron Curtain around itself.  Wikileaks exposed US government crimes no one else would touch. 

Julian Assange is charged with “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.” What about all the politicians and military officials who conspired to deceive Americans about the Iraq war?  

The Assange arrest proves that no government critic “is above the law.”  But governments remain free to secretly trample the law as they please. Assange was labeled “our property” by same nitwit U.S. senator from West Virginia who wailed in 2016 that “due process is killing us.”

Britain’s foreign secretary whoops that Assange’s arrest shows “no one is above the law.” Except for the governments whose crimes Wikileaks and Assange helped expose.

The cheering by some of the US media on the Assange arrest vivifies how journalists no longer understand how government coverups destroy democracy.

Here’s my USA Today piece from last November when reports surfaced of Assange’s indictment.

Formatted from @JimBovard on Twitter.

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