Bush Boycotts Rapist Assange

George W Bush has canceled a scheduled appearance at a conference tomorrow because Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is on the same bill.

Assange’s WikiLeaks has released tens of thousands of secret U.S. government and military documents endangering US personnel and aiding the enemy.

Assange is the espionage criminal recently extradited to face rape charges in Sweden. The 39-year-old Australian is accused of sexually assaulting one woman and raping another during a week-long animal-like orgy in Stockholm in August.

Assange has been hiding out in Britain for the past few months trying to avoid the Swedish courts. However, a Feb. 24th ruling by District Judge Howard Riddle said extraditing Assange to Sweden would not breach his human rights.

The U.S. government’s slow but steady march toward prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has picked up momentum in recent weeks.  The Justice Department has subpoenaed the Twitter account information of WikiLeaks. Facebook and Google are rumored to have received similar court orders. An indictment under the Espionage Act appears most likely, although conspiracy charges are reportedly being considered as well. For those who question under what law Assange can be prosecuted, see the US Espionage Act of 1917.

When Assange is extradited to the U.S. from Sweden, he may face the death penalty if convicted of Espionage.