For over a year now, Great Britain has had to bear the weight of an arduous task placed on its shoulders: keeping Julian Assange in the country. Would that America had such a cross to bear. The WikiLeaks founder (and sexiest sex offender) was yesterday granted more time to plead his case from the safety of his “gilded cage,” a friend’s English mansion, due to the British court allowing Assange’s appeal to the Supreme Court to move forward. This comes shortly his recent declaration that users of iPhones, Blackberrys and Gmail accounts are “screwed” because of the potential of surveillance systems being widgeted into them at the behest of governments.
What can we say? We’re glad the man is keeping busy, and most of all that he’s back on the front page—not that he ever really left. One can only hope that the spurious claims of sex offense that followed him around at the height of the WikiLeaks scandal last year will, with this latest development, fade into the background.