Does President Bush Speaking Out Against Julian Assange Prejudice The Case Against Him?

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Famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who is apparently advising Julian Assange, is complaining that comments by former President George W. Bush, in refusing to appear with Assange at a Young Presidents Organization event, serves to prejudice the legal process against Assange. Bush stated that Assange "has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States." This is a statement that has not been proven in court -- and which many might question. However, Dershowitz points out that in saying them, it may serve to unfairly tip the scales of any case against Assange. To be honest, I'm not sure that Bush's comments will really have that much weight here. We've already seen tons of politicians make similar claims. It's clear: US politicians, for the most part, are not fans of Assange. But is that really going to change anyone's opinion of Assange and/or Wikileaks?

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    teka (profile), 8 Mar 2011 @ 8:11pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Wow.

    "I think.."

    "I think.."

    "I think.."

    "I am really confident.."

    I am glad that you are "thinking" and feeling confident. Of course, the people actually in place to Know those things have not agreed with your position. In fact, in a few cases they have even come out on the negative.

    And then you go on to quickly add "but there was nothing really important in the leaks anyhow, so its not like Assange is a Real whistleblower anyhow, despite all these things i think he was somehow responsible for."

    Weird mixed message, and i have been seeing it a lot.

    "Leaks Kill Babies And Puppies!"
    "Leaks Contain Nothing Of Any Interest! Its Not Like Real News"

    odd.

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