Re: Straw man
As well they should. I have no problem with him being prosecuted for jumping bail, nor for being prosecuted for the rape charges. I do have a serious issue with the way the US has been handling this entire leak situation, starting with Manning.
As for the extradition to the US: I seriously doubt Sweden could not find a political solution here. Besides: if he's as likely to be extradited to the US from the UK as he is from Sweden, then my proposed solution would either expose him as a liar or it would solve this whole mess.
Currently however he's been granted asylum in Equador. Not exactly a place I'd want to be, but it's certainly created a situation that requires some serious political negotiation.