Excellent Interview with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange by Antiwar’s Scott Horton

Antiwar’s Scott Horton did a superb radio interview with WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange yesterday. Transcript and the MP3 are here.

I have been amused to see the tut-tutting of some of the Washington press corps because the Afghan document disclosure was not as earth-shaking as the Pentagon Papers.

Folks, this game is only beginning. Assange confirmed a pending release on one of the worst massacres in Afghanistan: “We are still working on the Garani video. It is quite complex, and in this case we also have managed to acquire a number of tracking documents, underlying reports. So it


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14 Responses to Excellent Interview with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange by Antiwar’s Scott Horton

  1. hassan July 29, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    u guys suck and should actually kive in afghanistan to appreciate what you have

  2. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit July 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Well that about ends that conversation. We suck. Gawd, how could we ever possibly hope to match that level of maturity, thought, and sheer analytical brilliance that is rolled into that single, simple statement. I am aghast and appalled that I, for one, simply do not appreciate the benefits of living in an imperial police state, and am thoroughly shocked that it has taken someone with the typing and reasoning skills of a first grader (a very slooooow first grader) to bring me around to the proper doubleplus goodthink on this issue.

    I have no choice but to now throw in my lot with the murderers and thieves. Furthermore, I will make sure that my personal attacks on Mr. Bovard rise to the heights of quality grammar and spelling, such that he can NOT shrug them off with a guffaw and a twinkle in his eye! It will hurt, brother, it will hurt when he is told, “You suck!” in English that is not only correct, but also includes an exclamation point! If I’m truly honked at his America-hating Constitution-hugger, I’ll use TWO exclamation points.

    That’ll show him. Who does he think he is, lining up with freaks like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, when there are godlike beings such as Obama and Petreus striding the earth today.

    Thank you for opening my eyes, hassan. Let the Jihad On Bovard begin!


    “Jim. You suck!”

    PS: Despite your self-evident suckage, thank you for not moderating comments. 😀

  3. Jim July 29, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    “moderate comments” – and De-Zestify the blog?

    Not a chance!

  4. Dirk W. Sabin July 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    To be honest, Bovard not only Sucks, he Blows , in fact, he sucks so bad, he blows.

    Every time I hear a Government blowhard mutter the “We’re not impressed, Everybody already knows all this stuff”…I have to laugh because knowing all this stuff, and continuing to pursue the historic re-play farrago makes them all look even more pathetic.

    Suckingly yours,
    Vortex P. Sabin

  5. Jim July 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    At least we are achieving a consensus on the blog today.

  6. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit July 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    Well this thread just rolled over and died. Apparently Jim just can’t incite the seething masses of the brainless like he used to.

    Which leads to the obvious conclusion:

    Jim – you suck.


  7. Jim July 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    I tried to artifically stir up some controversy on this thread, but Google.com rejected the ad because it said it was in bad taste.

  8. Jim July 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    Re-reading hassan’s original comment, i noticed that he said that we “should actually kive in Afghanistan.”

    I haven’t read all of the WikiLeaks Afghan documents put on line this week – but this “kive” business – I haven’t heard of it.

    I hope it is not something perverse involving goats.

  9. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit July 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Opium. I’m betting “kive” involves opium, since it’s Afghanistan.

    Actually I’m sure it’s a typo, since those two letters are close on the keyboard, and he meant “jive.” Which would SERIOUSLY indicate that opium is probably involved. 😀

  10. Jim July 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm #


    I’ve always prided myself on running a drug-free blog, and now this!

  11. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit July 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    It’s still drug-free, unless you’re going to be handing some out….

  12. Tom Blanton July 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    I’m kiving right now, so I sure don’t need to go all the way to Afghanistan just to kive. Pay no attention to that loud sucking sound. It’s only the money I used to appreciate having being sucked into the freak show abyss I like to call the Carnival Empire of Doom. No jive.

    Incidentally, I was disappointed that Scott Horton didn’t ask Assange about his hair coloring. Peroxide or dye?

  13. Brian Wilson July 30, 2010 at 5:57 am #

    It’s actually “Kive Sucking” — the Taliban’s version of “Jive Talking” – which just didn’t effectively make the translation trip.
    Beee Gees Reunion Concert – Kabul – 8/12.
    Be the 10th Caller for Back Stage passes!

    And now…back to our regularly scheduled jihad….

  14. Lawrence July 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    I’ve heard that our glorious troops are there to confiscate all that kive paraphernalia and to protect the population from its use — especially the womenfolk.