Greeney, I agree. Also, from what I've read and seen he does have a medical history of being treated for Autism.
There are a number of reasons why his extradition and trial in the US would be legit. But realisticlly he can also be tried in the UK and would still be found guilty, mostly in part to his confession he signed earlier this year.
NASA, NSA, CIA, MIL,.... you name it... all their networks are bombarded on a daily basis with people, bots, botnets and more trying to get in. Due to the additional "Geek" factor that NASA carries with it that becomes a target of some more sophisicated people breaking in.
Your just jealous that there's nothing across the pond worthwhile of breaking into.