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  •  So, assassinations and torture should be judged (0+ / 0-)

    similarly?  

    I didn't think so.

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 08:40:06 PM PDT

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    •  Well, that's good. (2+ / 0-)
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      mattman, under the bodhi tree

      But I wonder why you even brought it up?

      Torture and assassination are the first resort of bullies and cowards (same thing?). I have yet to see an instance of either which saved the kind of lives that Assange may have. Assange is a very brave man, and he is making us look in the mirror which is a very frightening thing to do.

      Our "leaders" should take note of his courage and could do worse than to emulate it.

      "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde

      by nippersdad on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 08:56:15 PM PDT

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      •  What showing has there been that Assange has (0+ / 0-)

        saved lives?

        The man has a right to be doing this stuff, but he hasn't stopped a single bar room brawl, let alone ended wars.

        "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

        by Geekesque on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 08:58:47 PM PDT

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