Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Here we go again

From the New York Times:

Federal prosecutors, seeking to build a case against the WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange for his role in a huge dissemination of classified government documents, are looking for evidence of any collusion in his early contacts with an Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking the information.

Justice Department officials are trying to find out whether Mr. Assange encouraged or even helped the analyst, Pfc. Bradley Manning, to extract classified military and State Department files from a government computer system. If he did so, they believe they could charge him as a conspirator in the leak, not just as a passive recipient of the documents who then published them.


Meanwhile, Salon.com urges its readers to not forget Pfc. Manning. Perhaps, but let's remember at this point that Manning appears to be the main -- if not only -- person responsible for handing over millions of files to WikiLeaks.

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