Biden: Assange a ‘High-Tech Terrorist’
Posted on Dec 19, 2010
In the strongest rhetorical barb yet against the Australian founder of WikiLeaks, Vice President Joe Biden has given voice to his most exaggerative self by calling Julian Assange a “high-tech terrorist.”—JCL
The US vice-president, Joe Biden, today likened the WikiLeaks founderJulian Assange to a “high-tech terrorist”, the strongest criticism yet from the Obama administration.
Biden claimed that Assange has put lives at risk and made it more difficult for the US to conduct its business around the world.
His description of Assange shows a level of irritation that contrasts with more sanguine comments from other senior figures in the White House, who said the leak of diplomatic cables has not done serious damage.
AP / Charlie Niebergall
Biden on Assange: “ ... This guy has done things that have damaged and put in jeopardy the lives and occupations of people in other parts of the world.”