The Post’s attack on Ecuador for shielding Julian Assange lacked consistency [“Embracing Julian Assange,” editorial, Aug. 21].
On the one hand, The Post argued that Mr. Assange is wrong to think the United States is involved in a “witch hunt” against him, since “the United States has neither charged the WikiLeaks founder with any crime nor demanded his extradition.”
On the other hand, it asked why Ecuador is taking such a risk in protecting Mr. Assange, since “Congress could easily diminish [Ecuador’s] . . . privileged commercial access” to the U.S. market next year.
Threatening to cut off Ecuador’s imports for providing political asylum for an individual whom the United States has not charged with any crime sure looks like a “witch hunt.” If the United States isn’t engaged in one, perhaps The Post is.
Mark MacCarthy, Washington