Updated Jun 20, 2012 - 4:45 pm
Why Wikileaks founder should be granted asylum
You all know about Wikileaks.
You know there was no earth-shattering information leaked. We all knew that America was worried about Pakistan's nukes.
We did learn that Hillary Clinton tried to find out if the Argentina's President, Christina Fernandez, was taking any medication for her bad mood swings. Embarrassing, but not earth-shaking.
We knew that Russia was a virtual mafia state. We knew that Muammar Qaddafi had a voluptuous Ukranian nurse.
The Wikileak that told us that Turkey's foreign minister was an exceptionally dangerous Islamist was embarrassing -- we didn't want them to know that we knew.
Many of the leaks that dealt with Abu Ghraib and the tortures came from Wikileaks. The countries in which the U.S. has nuclear arms stored came from Wikileaks.
Now Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is seeking asylum.
I disagreed with a number of items released. I had no problem, for example, with water boarding if it saves one American life.
But Assange is a perfect example of why political asylum exists. Equador should realize that freedom of the press is urgent, we here in America are watching a lap dog press, MSNBC changes stories to make Mitt Romney look bad. The New York Times reports anything it can to embarrass Romney while Fox News shows Obama in the worst light (by the way, that's fine with me).
Julian Assange wore the cloak of whistle blower and should not be punished for that. He is the ultimate whistle blower and though some of the reports embarrassed our own leaders, we all call for transparency.
Let's not imprison those who open dark corners, those who shed light on governments.
Jay Lawrence, Show Host