Ramos and Compean to be freed? Not until March 20th says outgoing President Bush.
In a last ditch effort to save some face, Bush elected not to pardon the gentlemen, rather commute their sentences to a reduced sentence - releasing them on March 20th of 2009.
Bush's efforts simply reflect his lack of enthusiasm in border security, US/Mexico relations, and common sense.
I take that back - Bush has worked on US/Mexico relations... unfortunately every effort has been to benefit the Mexican people and government with little to better serve the United States.
The end of an era, indeed.