I was going to write about this, but TNC got there first:
"I think there actually is something talismanic about designating Assange a terrorist--politically talismanic. I think we're getting close to a point where 'terrorist' indicates a certain view of your enemies, as opposed to a statement of tactics. I have mixed feelings about the Wikileaks dump, mostly because I don't really see any great scandals, atrocities, or cover-ups being exposed. Assange oeuvre is mostly hacker, and occasionally, accidentally humanitarian.
But in no real sense of the word is Assange a terrorist, except in the sense that 'terrorists' are people who we have come to see as belonging outside of our justice system, miscreants somewhere in the range of child molesters."