Wikileaks Supporters Say US Is “Shooting The Messenger”

A Minneapolis Wikileaks supporter holds a free Julian Assange sign

Cold four-degree temperatures didn’t chill the free speech in Minneapolis tonight. But supporters of Wikileaks say US Government actions against Wikileaks will chill free speech. The group is advocating the freeing of Bradley Manning (source of many Wikileaks documents) and Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange.

Former FBI agent Coleen Rowley said the US Government was “shooting the messenger” instead of investigating the war crimes and white collar financial crimes uncovered by Wikileaks.

The group delivered a DVD collection of Wikileaks released documentsto Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office. Senator Klobuchar has stated the Wikileaks should be removed from the Internet.

In a related free speech issue, The Wall Street Journal carried an Op Ed by the Bush torture memo authors, John Yoo and John Delahunty claiming vindication for their memo.

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