Julian Assange of Wikileaks said during a forum hosted by Campus reform, “I am a big admirer of Ron Paul and Rand Paul for their very principled positions in the U.S. Congress on a number of issues.” Assange added, “They have been the strongest supporters of the fight against the U.S. attack on WikiLeaks and on me in the U.S. Congress. Similarly, they have been the strongest opponents of drone warfare and extrajudicial executions.”
Assange continued from his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, “The only hope as far as electoral politics presently, is the Libertarian section of the Republican party.”
Assange also praised Matt Drudge.
I’m totally stealing this part from Daily Kos but check out the rest of their post here.
He is also an admirer of Matt Drudge. As reported by Raw Story he said Drudge made his name:
publishing information that the establishment media would not. It is as a result of the self-censorship of the establishment press in the United States that gave Matt Drudge such a platform and so of course he should be applauded for breaking a lot of that censorship.
The Huffington Post reports:
Assange went on to commend the libertarian ideal of “non-violence” with regards to military engagements, the draft and tax collection. He then put forth an argument against both established political parties in Washington, claiming that nearly all Democrats had been “co-opted” by President Barack Obama’s administration, while Republicans were almost entirely “in bed with the war industry.”
The current libertarian strain of political thought in the Republican Party was the “the only hope” for American electoral politics, Assange concluded.
Since Assange is for full transparency, I need to add that Rand Paul is a dick and so is his father. There, I said it.