In an era where the United States has conducted extraordinary renditions and torture, the Pentagon's man-hunt for Julian Assange needs to be taken seriously. Julian Assange, helped to release a classified US military video showing a US helicopter gunship indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians on his site Wikileaks. The US military has arrested Specialist Bradley Manning whom they claim sent the video to Wikileaks along with 260,000 classified US records. Julian Assange simply did what the New York times did when Daniel Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers, a move many believe helped to end the Vietnam war. It is time to start protecting whistleblowers and stop jailing them and hunting them down.