Sullivan calls it out:
Does Assange want to be forced back to Sweden, where he is freer from possible US intervention? Or is this all a massive, unplanned clusterfuck?
I guess if you live in a country where the government stakes out an interest in whether a condom breaks or not in consensual sex, you may never find out.
In other news, the Senate just passed the tax compromise by a wide margin. Among other things, like some rejiggering that should add about $6 to my take-home pay, it reinstates the estate tax for estates over $10m. Watch out for news stories between Christmas and New Year's Day of very rich people dying under mysterious circumstances...