And who did we disappear for the Pentagon Papers fiasco? We decided not to kill anybody then, and there was a US citizen involved who had committed treason.
Let's not go overboard here. Assange just printed in a foreign publication stuff handed to him. He broke no laws there, and isn't subject to our laws.
And it's beyond silly to think that this was the first time this info leaked, it was only the first leak of this stuff that got to the US Public. He's done us a favor in showing the incompetence of whoever has been in charge of security for the last few years.
3.5 million folks have had access to this info. Do you really thing that folks in Bejing or Moscow haven't been reading these papers and laughing at us for years?
Just because we (the American public) are the last to know this is no reason to kill the messenger.
Apologies to Imperial Japan. They were doing us a favor by showing our vulnerabilities.
Your post is far too rational for this thread.