A reader writes:
In regards to your legitimate confusion about possible US involvement in extradition, I feel like a lot of people are ignoring a key possibility: Sweden wants Assange for itself.
WikiLeaks revealed that Sweden is a covert member of NATO and that US intelligence sharing is kept from its Parliament, which means that Sweden's government is in deep shit. And we all know that cultural and economic liberalism is by no means diametric to unjust authoritarianism. So while I'm sure the US is somehow involved, it seems to me that the country with the most to gain out of keeping Assange in jail is Sweden.