I am full of a lack of concern for his well being.
He had what kind of business on these computers? None?
Then it doesn't matter what kind of security was on the computer.
It is like me leaving the keys in my car, and someone taking off with it. While it is true that it should have been locked, that's between my insurance company and me. A person that took it without permission is still stealing.
There is no way that you can twist a lack of permission into permission.
Any fool would know that the DOD would have a problem with unauthorised access. Idiots that think they're operating in secret just because they're playing with themselves in their mom's basement in their underwear need a wakeup call like this.
It all boils down to what kind of international deal is made to get him over to the US to face the music. That's not a one sided treaty -- that's just the simple fact that he made a lot of powerful people mad, and it is just a matter of how big a stink they want to raise internationally until they get him. The fact that he embarrassed them only makes it worse. For him. These people have long, long memories.
He should stop with the whining, grow a pair of balls, and face the music. The more he squeals, the longer he will sit in jail, the less likely it is that he can claim he was just stupid, and the more important it is that an example is made out of him. If we're lucky, they'll keep him locked up long enough that he's not a danger to the gene pool -- he's damaging relations between the US and Britain enough as it is.
If I were to access a MOD computer in a NATO country without authorisation, and they had something the US wanted, it's a given that at some time I would find myself on a plane headed east. It is not a question of if he gets thrown under the bus he started, but when and how.