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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:01 AM

26. Yes. I do think that the government is quite worried that the Manning/Assange matter

will become a controversy that distracts from Obama's campaign.

I also think that they have to convict Manning or someone else of something before they can indict Assange.

I view Assange as a journalist. We have a number of other journalists who publish information from anonymous sources, some of whom provide classified information. Judy Miller was apparently getting quite a feed from sources who picked and chose what they gave her. A lot of it was propaganda that supported the adminsitration.

Assange is different because he published information whether it supported an administration or not. Remember, Assange did not just publish American documents. He published all sorts of stuff, most of which was of no interest to Americans.

So, I do think the US government would want to wait until around the election or after it. I also suspect that we may get a different decision on the shale gas pipeline after the election. That is another decision that has been put off indefinitely and could be decided definitively at a politically more propitious time.

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