Yesterday, Michael Moore put up $25,000 towards Julian Assange's bail. Furthermore, he is publicly offering the assistance of his website, his servers, his domain names and anything else he can do to help.
It looks like we were taken to a war in Iraq on a lie and thousands of people are dead because of it. If there had been a WikiLeaks back then, we probably wouldn't be bogged down in a war no body wants or have our Australian soldiers risking their lives over there today. There must be powerful men in the American government who are shaking in their boots, and not only the American government, but all governments, including our own. It's time for us - the dumb public - who believed everything they told us, to find out what really happened.
Michael Moore said:
What if the public in 2003 had been able to read "secret" memos from Dick Cheney as he pressured the CIA to give him the "facts" he wanted in order to build his false case for war? If a WikiLeaks had revealed at that time that there were in fact no weapons of mass destruction - do you think the war would have been launched or rather, wouldn't there have been calls for Cheney's arrest?
For those of you who think it's wrong to support Julian Assange because of the sexual assault allegations he's been held for, all I ask is that you not be naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey. Please, never ever believe the "official story". And regardless of Assange's guilt or innocence, he has the right to have bail posted and to defend himself. I have joined with film makers Ken Loach and John Pilger and writer Gemima Khan in putting up the bail money.
Might WikiLeaks cause some unintended harm to diplomatic negotiations and US interests around the world? Perhaps. But that's the price you pay when you and your government take us into a war based on a lie. Your punishment for misbehaving is that someone has to turn all the lights on in the room so that we can see what you are up to. You simply can't be trusted. So every cable, every email you write is now fair game. Sorry, but you brought this upon yourself. No one can hide from the truth now. No one can plot the next big lie if they know they may be exposed.
The world will never be quite the same again.