America Lacks Jurisdiction Over Julian Assange
What can a concerned American citizen do about her government's misbehavior? I'm reduced to hoping the governments of Sweden and Britian grow some balls, or at least bone up on modern history enough to figure out "The Cold War's been over a generation and more, Communist domination is no longer a threat, and our national security no longer requires us to grovel cravenly at America's feet."
Not that I'm holding my breath. It's possible Assange violated some Swedish sex law on Swedish soil, though the details sound a tad fishy; if it's true, he's liable to face whatever penalties Swedish authorities usually mete out, possibly involving time in a Swedish prison.
America has no legitimate involvement in any of this, and no legitimate right to prosecute Assange for his Wikileaks disclosures -- Assange is not a US citizen, never swore any oaths to keep US government secrets, and is not subject to American jurisdiction when he's in Europe or Australia or wherever.
If my government really hates the thought of sex crimes committed against innocents, it should spend less time worrying about Assange and more time focusing on things Assange helped uncover, like the American contractors who procured prepubescent little boys to serve as sex toys at Pashtun warlord parties. Instead, my government is ignoring that to focus on the people who uncovered it.