Marc, I certainly agree with your sentiment. But a question to you (and Andy), as I’m not expert in this aspect of the law: Why would prosecution under an espionage act be more appropriate than some variation of manslaughter? While it was certainly illegal for those who leaked the material to Julian Assange to have done so — and they should spend a long time in prison for their crimes — isn’t it a slippery slope to prosecute the recipient of the leak for espionage act violations? Julian Assange likely has Afghan blood on his hands. If we can trace his leaks to Taliban retribution against those he named, wouldn’t murder be a better fit?
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