Those words were once spoken by noted climate scientist and vice president Al Gore. He offered the blunt assessment to Bill Clinton and his advisors huddling over how to handle a foreign terrorist. In doing so he admitted it was a violation of international law. But the guy's a terrorist!
Strange how after the biggest terrorist attack in American history we actually DID go grab a terrorist's ass, in Italy. But the CIA officers who did it were all later convicted of crimes by outraged Italian prosecutors. One of the officers, Sabrina de Souza, has found herself in a position of being extradited back to Rome to perhaps face serving jail time. She made the mistake of leaving the States.
And the Obama administration seems OK with that.
Without knowing all the intricate details of this case, on the surface it sure seems weird that we would trade 5 hardcore Taliban terrorist commanders for an Army deserter, then allow the Italians to roast a CIA officer who herself was also on the global battlefield defending the West against radical Islamists like this cretin. But it's an outrage a day anymore.