It’s possible. The idea has occurred to me in the past; to date, nothing that WikiLeaks has published is truly damaging ( I speak in terms of national security; the damage to personal reputations is something different ). Hell, from a certain perspective, the US State Department comes of looking like it’s actually doing its job. Seriously– who doesn’t think that the Saudis “will fight to the last American”?
But, why then the persecution of Julian Assange– or, rather, why such an obviously contrived persecution of Julian Assange? Any half-way decent espionage agency could have “retired” Assange with little fuss or muss. Why then the high-profile, low-plausibility rape charge? I suspect that there has either been 1) a serious experience-drain amongst our intelligence agencies, or (something I suspect may be closer to the truth) 2) this is a part of a proxy-war between one or more of our intelligence agencies against the Obama Administration.
Stop for a second and let that sink in: one of the alphabet soup companies has decided to take the President down a peg. If that doesn’t worry you, then you’re taking anti-anxiety drugs the likes of which my doctor won’t prescribe me.