The Australian’s editorial (“Putting Assange in perspective”, 1/6) criticises global protests against the ongoing shanghai of Julian Assange, on the grounds that there are more serious human rights issues. Since when is only the single most pressing issue of the moment worthy of response? Does The Australian publish only the most significant story of the day, leaving the rest of its pages blank?
If you approve of the U.S. practice of “extraordinary rendition”, just say so. If not, you should support the protesters’ aims. By merely making weak arguments against them, The Australian fall between two stools.