Originally Posted by kilimanjaro
Mexico's planning to extradite him and actually doing it are two different things. I think the Administration would have to promise no death penalty first, which would create a very negative publicity for the DOJ and the White House.
As opposed to what? NOT extraditing him, after we know he's in custody in Mexico? It has long been accepted practice to agree not to seek the death penalty when we extradite a criminal from Mexico. I can't imagine how NOT agreeing to this -- and thus leaving the guy in Mexico -- would be better for the adminisitration.