While the United States fought its war for independence, France was a despotic monarchy. Nevertheless, we accepted French aid in our war against Great Britain and to this day hail France for its support.
Julian Assange may be a jerk. He may even be a criminal--but something in me is suspicious of the charges because they came at such a convenient time and so demonize him has a man. Nevertheless, his organization, Wikileaks, has showered corrupt and secretive (synonyms, if you ask me) governments with egg. Perhaps we are on the threshold of a new age in which governments cannot wager that the people will buy into their deceits.
Mr. Assange, you may be an ass, but I accept your aid in the war against tyranny, and I hail Wikileaks for its support.