Monday, December 13, 2010

Wolf on Assange

In case you were wondering what to think about Julian Assange's arrest and likely extradition to Sweden, Naomi Wolf has a pretty compelling analysis here. Wolf's argument rests on the indisputable point that rapists are rarely prosecuted even when the evidence against them is far more damning than in this case, and that the only plausible explanation of the rush to extradite is that Assange has mortally offended the most powerful government on earth.

Of course, if Assange is guilty he should face the full weight of the law. Pity that this principle is rarely, if ever, taken quite so seriously by the courts.