JULIAN ASSANGE IS IN CUSTODY SO WHY DON'T WE INDICT HIM AND EXTRADITE
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in in custody in Great Britain on an unrelated rape charge fighting extradition to Sweden on the charge. Great Britain and The United States have a very cooperative extradition arrangement and the Brits would be more than willing to deliver Assange to the US for trial. So with all of this in place what is the holdup?
The problem is the lack of interest by the Obama Administration to even acknowledge this as a problem and threat to National Security much less indict Assange or try Manning for espionage and treason. We have laws in place to handle both and all Eric Holder and the Justice Department are doing is, "investigation," the situation.
Manning has clearly met the Constitutional definition of treason. The Constitution defines treason as follows, "adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court." Manning in stealing thousands of files while stationed in Iraq and turning them over to WikiLeaks clearly has aided and comforted our enemies AND he has confessed openly of not only doing it but HOW he did it.
Assange in revealing the information on the Web has in like manner clearly violated the Espionage Act and should immediately be indicted and extradition sought so that he can face trial here in The United States for his actions in purposefully seeking to and succeeding in attacking our National Security interests and ability to deal with other Nations both militarily and diplomatically.
Yet the Obama administration, even with plenty of advanced warning about the leaks has responded with a very nonchalant attitude and expressing almost no concern over the revelation of US secrets and military actions that have no business being aired in a public forum especially since it involves our Nations security.
The fact that Holder has shown little interest in pursuing the legal recourse available for Assange with him so accessible through extradition from the Brits is a complete dereliction of his duties as the Nations top prosecutor. Even had there not been an indictment before Assange was in British custody, Holder should have immediately moved to seek one followed with extradition to The United States.
The lack of action by the Obama administration is showing a weakness to our allies and our enemies which signals to all that we are not willing to defend our Nations secrets or act quickly to defend our country and our country's interest. The lack of action by Obama, Holder and the administration verges on almost an act of treason since no action is a aid and comfort to our enemies as they see the total weakness of this President and those he has placed in positions of authority in our government.