So the majority of people I speak to believe that Assange is some white knight, bringing truth, transparency and freedom of speech to the people.
It's very interesting to hear the different points of view.
Whilst I acknowledge the importance of honesty, there is a very strong argument against what he has done. If there is someone out there that believes that other countries (referring to the countries that were the subject of the cables) do not have the exact same, if not worse 'private' conversations/opinions/discussions behind closed doors, you are sorely mistaken.
A degree of secrecy is necessary for a country's security, and it's ability to maintain strong relationships. If you don't believe it is, it may be an idea to read a bit about international relations, World Wars, and national/international policy.
It's all well and good to decide he's a great chap, challenging the 'imperialism' with his digital pitchfork, but how many friends would change their opinion of you if they knew everything you've ever said about them. That goes for family members too. That cousin that you think is a wonderful person but is hopelessly overweight? That Aunt that is a little bit crazy and smells like old milk? I know it is a different context, as these people are not responsible for maintaining social constructs, fairness, principles yadda yadda, but surely this makes it even more apposite.
Anyway, love to hear what you think.
He doesn't look like a rapist