... about intent, and ability, to prosecute. Did the regime whose second-in-command has labeled Assange a "high-tech terrorist" just drop it? They should just come out and SAY SO.
"US Attorney-General Eric Holder told a Washington press conference that the Justice Department was pursuing "an active, ongoing criminal investigation" into WikiLeaks.
"This is not saber-rattling," Mr Holder said. "To the extent that we can find anybody who was involved in the breaking of American law . . . they will be held responsible.""
They have seemed keen on criminalizing possible communications between Manning and Assange. "(T)he First Amendment to the US constitution is the finest defence of freedom of speech yet written" -- indeed, but just as Nixon tried to, there is real concern that the current bunch may seek to do real damage to that finest defense.
They should just come out and say they are not seeking to prosecute, rather than have foreign officials make statements of classic "plausible denaibility".