|View Poll Results: Assange is responsible for a number of Innocent Deaths|
|He was right to release the files||7||31.82%|
|He was wrong to release the files||6||27.27%|
|Do not give a hoot about repercussions. We had to know.||1||4.55%|
|The US Govt will eventually catch him||4||18.18%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll|
I don't know how well it will hold though, at least in other countries, seeing that he wasn't even in the US when this happened. I guess he'll just avoid US soil from here on in and the US will be satisfied by the inconvenience this will cause him. Or alternatively, try to get him tried by the country in which he was when he'd committed these acts based on whatever domestic laws of that country which may apply.
Honestly though, the US is probably hoping he ends up in a Swedish jail for rape. That way they can wash their hands of him, which would save them much headache and money.
How much are you willing to sacrifice for freedom of speech is the real question.
As a defence strategy that seems hopeless — rather like the late Clifford Olson blaming the RCMP for his murder of several young people in B.C. because they didn’t arrest him sooner than they did.
Rights aren't selective they apply to all equally. You didn't know that? It's why the NY Times is still alive and kicking after publishing the digital information.
If you want him busted you have to sacrifice your own freedom of speech rights.