Surely our Foreign Minister cannot be so naive as to believe that the USA is not intending to charge Julian Assange with whatever crimes it can concoct. Has he forgotten Hicks and Habib and does he believe that the authorities in America would actually tell him what their intentions are. Please Minister Carr, do not let your admiration for the USA and American history blind you to the ruthlessness of our great “friend”. I am amazed at the naivety of your recent statements and the apparent trust you seem to place in a country you so obviously admire . I do hope that you will remember that your first responsibility is to this country – Australia.