WikiLeaks: US, Not Julian Assange, to Blame for Leaks, Says Australia Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd

(Newser) – As Julian Assange spent the night in a British jail, his home country finally came to his defense. The WikiLeaks founder may have published classified documents, but he got them from somewhere. “Mr. Assange is not himself responsible for the unauthorized release of 250,000 documents from the US diplomatic communications network,” Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd tells Reuters. “The Americans are responsible for that.”