Yawn - the deniers are out on force..
I admire the effort, it's just a real shame the facts get in the way.
There are laws, and there are facts. They make Assange a tw*t who is just a tad more creative at avoiding the consequences of his own actions, but still someone who has to answer for what he has done.
What's more, he also damages any remaining credibility Wikileaks has, and the attacks of UK government websites just serve to prove what a lawless bunch of oafs "Anonymous" has become (incidentally, those attacks also means that the normal, average man in the street cannot access them, but hey, compliments for at least no longer pretending this is for a *good* cause).
What we have, thanks to people like Assange, is anarchy. A bunch of unelected and uncontrollable fools who can be manipulated into supporting any kind of "cause" instead of working to correct the law through the usual democratic process so that it works. Heck no, because that would mean caring about others and actually doing something positive and inventive, instead of being an asocial t*sser sitting in a bedroom somewhere "sticking it" to the evil government, yet still oh so dependent on the welfare check (and abusing the computer resources of other people, let's not forget that part of the effort).
If want to fix things, FIX them. Throwing in windows is doing sod all to change things. Study to be a journalist, but be aware that that is hard. It's not equal to being a blogger - investigation is an art. Throwing a brick through a window isn't, any onanist can do that - and an electronic brick is even easier, because you don't even need to walk.
Let the downvotes begin, I don't care. I am sick to the teeth of people like Assange and his cronies. Dig me up the backdoor deals about the war on Saddam, and the real reasons for that war (AFAIK it's got something to do with his adoption of the Euro for energy and currency reserves), find out who pcoketed most in wars and economic downturns, DDoS the webistes from banks that do robo signing - that's at least somewhere contributing. But DDoS on a few gov websites for someone who doesn't even have the decency to get himself tested to set a few girls at ease (that refusals is the whole reason this escalated to a rape charge), that is so low from a personality point of view he's not even worth sitting on. And that's the guy that gets "defended",
Barf. Three times barf.