Is this the best that the USA can come up with ?
We all know that the USA wants to lock Assange up for as long as possible to frighten anyone else who is thinking if lifting the lid on unsavory actions done by (or on behalf of) the USA. This is all about punishing the messenger, not the guilty.
If they do get their hands on him: he will not get a fair trial - so the UK should refuse to extradite him.
It will be interesting to see how supine our politicians are ... yes, yes, I know that the judges will supposedly make the decisions, but it is likely that they will be heavily leaned on. I wonder what the deal will be ? Give them Assange and we won't need to take chlorinated chicken in a post Brexit trade deal ?
BTW: have any of those troops shown shooting up innocent people yet been put on trial ?