Are Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Really The Bad Guys?

Glenn Beck's Wanted List

This morning, Glenn Beck assumes we should shut down WikiLeaks like we shut down the Prada infringers, in order to enjoin publication of the cables. In doing so, Beck skips over the tug of war between a transparent government and the protection of U.S. national security, the eternal tango between the need to limit power without rendering it impotent. As Lord Acton warned, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."