Does Thiessen think we're going to send in Special Ops to pluck Assange from Iceland, Belgium or Sweden, where he's known to hang out? Or is he thinking that a drone strike might be more effective or efficient?
Thiessen asserts that the United States does not need "permission to apprehend Assange or his co-conspirators anywhere in the world" and that the U.S. should act alone if allies won't cooperate. I'm not sure this is legally accurate, but let's assume it is. Is Thiessen suggesting it would be a good idea to disregard an ally's sovereignty, perhaps do irreparable damage to our relationship with it and the international community just to get our hands on Assange?
Thiessen backs a president-as-global-dictator, above the law and capable of doing anything. Nothing would surprise me. He's a Cheneyite.