Responding to criticism from human rights groups for publishing classified documents containing the names of Afghan civilians who have supported their government and worked with coalition military forces, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly said…
“I’m very busy and have no time to deal with people who prefer to do nothing but cover their asses. If Amnesty does nothing I shall issue a press release highlighting its refusal.”
Amnesty’s “refusal” to do what, exactly? When asked what it would do to help, a spokesman for the human rights group, which has itself been the subject of intense criticism for double standards, suggested a conference call to discuss collaboration. The refusal was that of Julian Assange.
Julian – do give it a rest! This is about Afghanistan, not you personally. You are irrelevant.