November 10, 2012 - Assange
has spoken, but will anyone listen in the afterglow of Obamaâ€™s reelection?
LONDON â€” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday described re-elected President Barack Obama was a â€śwolf in sheepâ€™s clothingâ€ť and said he expected the US government to keep attacking the anti-secrecy website.
Speaking to AFP by telephone from Ecuadorâ€™s London embassy, where he sought asylum in June in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime allegations, Assange said Obamaâ€™s victory was no cause for celebration.
â€śObama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem,â€ť the 41-year-old Australian told AFP, after the president defeated Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday night to sweep back into the White House.
â€śItâ€™s better to have a sheep in wolfâ€™s clothing
than a wolf in sheepâ€™s clothing.â€ť
Assange complained of the â€śpersecutionâ€ť of WikiLeaks by Obamaâ€™s government.
He added: â€śAll of the activities against WikiLeaks by theâ€¦