adoucette is correct, that no U.S. Congressman has explicitly and publicly called for the assassination of Julian Assange. We can note this, while also recognizing the shrillness of anger and frustration from within the Washington/Wall St. establishment being directed at Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. This technicality does not impede us from considering whether it is appropriate for the US government to conceal its most controversial actions and relationships from the public, and to the degree that has become customary. Obviously, there is much insecurity and reckless rhetoric in evidence on the part of members of the US government who are alarmed at what the public is capable of learning in the information age. Rather than quibbling over rhetorical minutia, I hope that we (here in this discussion, and broadly in U.S society) can maintain a productive focus on the much more important debate over the boundaries and limitations of state secrecy in a functional democracy. "Information is the currency of democracy."- Thomas Jefferson.