I find it better not to really have an opinion about this. I disagree with Dukha on wikileaks's purpose -- I don't think they're just trying to whore themselves out for donations, as Assange's old blogs pretty much show he's kind of an idealogue who comes across as somewhat sleazy. I just think he's kind of a gung-ho asshole who hates the current world order because it's essentially a fraud.
Dukha, you forget that the US doesn't have the power it once held. Iceland will be willing to protect Assange, and after their bankers ruined their economy the population there is NOT passive like in other countries. Additionally, Iceland seems to be a bit of a *real* country that doesn't care about bending over for the US. They DID give citizenship to Bobby Fischer for the primary purpose of asylum. The only ones who are going to be after Assange/wikileaks are Britian and the US, and other countries would have to be persuaded heavily to get at him. I suspect the current rape allegations will fizzle out and Assange will be a free man once again.