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On summarily executing Julian Assange and Dick Cheney

Conservatives want to summarily execute Julian Assange for leaking sensitive diplomatic documents that “expose American assets,” and yet that would mean we would have to execute Dick Cheney, as well, for leaking Valerie Plame’s identity.  Is that really fair?  Dick Cheney is already among the walking dead, whereas Julian Assange appears to have a pulse.  Are their lives truly equivalent?  Would taking each life have an equivalent force of law?  Just a philosophical question, as we clearly have no laws to speak of in this country.