I agree, and apparently so does Tom Tancredo. There is a previous post of a letter by Tancredo on the bizarre actions of Attorney General Gonzalez in the Department of Justice on turning Dog over to the Mexican government. Tancredo wanted to know which Administration wanted Dog processed - ours or the one in Mexico City.
BTW, all American Bounty hunters take notice. If you are overseas and happen to spot Osama Bin Ladin - DO NOT ARREST him! If you do, you are liable to end up like Dog. The Beaurocratic States (aka U.S.) Government will roll over on you (the U.S. citizen) and return you to (Pakistan / Syria / Iran) to face kidnapping charges. Attorney General Gonzalez will make sure you face Islamic justice(?), just as Dog now awaits Mexican justice(?).
I like Bush especially in the last press news conference, but what is up with his cabinet? Condi wanted a ceasefire and got it, Rummy's Defense Department not firing on Taliban, and now Attorney General Gonzalez doing this. Time for a reorganization of the cabinet.
I'm not necessarily a Dog fan, but let's look at the scale here. If a Mexican National committed a burglary, an auto theft, or a forgery, and fled back to Mexico, I doubt that the US would waste the time and effort to get him back. All Dog did was to apprehend a felon that was wanted in the United States. Luster was then taken into custody by the Mexican authorities, and THEN returned to the United States. Luster was not even a MEXICAN citizen. So, why is the US GOVERNMENT wasting the resources to extradite someone who apprehended an AMERICAN fugitive in a foreign country? There was no theft or fraud, and no violent assault. Sure, it was against "Mexican law" but the scale of the violation does not warrant intervention by the US Government!