68 days ago a seldom discussed website, WikiLeaks.org, burst into the international spotlight with the leak of a classified video of a US military helicopter killing civilians, including two Reuters employees, in Iraq.
The leak was almost an afterthought for US officials, who shrugged off the killings as “out of context” and slammed WikiLeaks as “irresponsible” for releasing it. Rumors of a second video emerged, but nothing came of it.
Now Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, is a wanted man, though exactly what legal basis there is for holding him, assuming he is captured, is unclear. The Pentagon is out for blood, or at least a little revenge, and is trying to hunt Assange down.