I guess this is like arresting Al Capone on tax evasion. Julian Assange of wikileaks is now in custody in London and has been denied bail.
Naomi Wolf writes an open letter to Interpol today with one of the all-time great headlines:
I see that Julian Assange is accused of having consensual sex with two women, in one case using a condom that broke. I understand, from the alleged victims’ complaints to the media, that Assange is also accused of texting and tweeting in the taxi on the way to one of the women’s apartments while on a date, and, disgustingly enough, ‘reading stories about himself online’ in the cab.
Both alleged victims are also upset that he began dating a second woman while still being in a relationship with the first.
Of course, the ever alert Chris Matthews, upon hearing of htis for the friggin’ first time last week, sputtered “but this guy’s a rapist! A rapist!” Matthews is great on politics, not so good on anything else.
(It’s still about the banks guys. Wonder when that promised document dump from inside a ‘major US bank’ is coming?)