When considering Wikileaks, we must be cognizant of the following facts, which ought to give any sane person pause:
1. There is very little in the way of concrete, independently verifiable fact in existence to check Julian Assange’s version of his own past.
2. There is even less in the way of substantiation for the myth that has grown up around Assange; namely, his purported existence as something of an intellectually precocious individual who magically gained access to various corporate networks as a teenager and came away from over thirty criminal counts for his exploits with a small fine.