Assange urges leak of US drone rules
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged US officials Friday to leak secret documents on drone strikes, saying that the broad discretion to kill citizens showed a "collapse" in the American system.
Assange, who has angered US officials by releasing thousands of secret memos, used a rare US television appearance to condemn Obama's controversial green light to kill American citizens who conspire with al-Qaeda.
"I can't see a greater collapse when the executive can kill its own citizens arbitrarily, at will, in secret, without any of the decision-making becoming public," Assange told a HBO talk show. "That's why we need organizations like WikiLeaks. I encourage anyone in the White House who has access to those rules and procedures, work them on over to us. We'll keep you secret and reveal it to the public."
The Obama administration called strikes legal, ethical and "wise," and vowed to provide lawmakers with access to secret documents.