Ron Paul tweets on all this WikiLeaks business…
"In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble."
And Indecision commenter Eliot C. Hall comments…
"Bush admits to war crimes, Assange exposes war crimes. Guess which one has been issued an arrest warrant from Interpol?"
Oooooooo… I know this one. Give me a minute…
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In the days since WikiLeaks unleashed a torrent of confidential State Department cables, there have been calls for site founder Julian Assange's arrest and even his execution. Well, if you ask me, that is utterly Un-American. Information, above all, wants to be free, and we cannot call ours a truly free society unless we support openness and transparency, no matter the fallout. Unless his next document dump consists of chat transcripts from PastyBloggersTalkingAboutWhatUnicornBallsProbablyFeelLike.biz, in which case his ass should fry!
Anyway, after the jump, you can see Stephen Colbert's coverage of the story, along with his extended interview with Assange from April. But first here's what Jon Stewart and Aasif Mandvi had to say about it on The Daily Show.
Tags: Aasif Mandvi, Hillary Clinton, Jon Stewart, Julian Assange, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video, WikiLeaks
First of all, Sarah, its pretty fucking "explicable."
You see, US Courts (which are like the "Mama Grizzlies of the Law," if that helps), have jurisdiction over things like copyrights, (which are what you would want to get if you, say, want to protect a book you wrote, or the word "refudiate," that you invented).
WikiLeaks on the other hand is hosted by a Swedish based company (FYI Sweden is a lot like Alaska in that it’s cold and white, but DIFFERENT in that their economy is based on meatballs & apartment furniture rather than raping the earth for oil). ANYWAY. Long story short, U.S. courts don't have jurisdiction over Sweden because it’s a different country.
Secondly, I’m not sure WikiLeaks act was "treasonous." Actually, I'm pretty sure that for something to be "treasonous" it must contain elements of "treason," a word which is defined as follows…
noun (also high treason)
the crime of betraying one’s country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government
So, you see Sarah, unless WikiLeaks and its founders were American, WHICH they aren't, they would be incapable of being "treasonous" against the United States.
NOT that any of this matters though, as the blatantly obvious point of this Tweet was to conceal a plug for your new book within your ill conceived political philosophy.
And for THAT merging of private business and government, Sarah Palin, I hereby certify you as ready to take the Republican nomination for President. FIGHT ME!
Jason Mustian is a comedian who pees sitting down and lives in New York City with his wife, who, to the best of his knowledge, also pees sitting down.
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