So the Americans have now chosen to do some foreign policy by official domestic prosecution of a French guy who's possibly had sex. Apparently, a maid is rather dismayed over his pick-up protocol. If you ship over Bush over to den Haag, we'll return the favor.
Anyway, it's not every day state prosecutors and local judges are allowed to interfere in foreign politics, but entrusting the French to prosecute DSK themselves is obviously out of the question. Also, the frogs will definately let him hide out from the long arm of American law, therefore it's best if he is "allowed" to stay in the comfortable surroundings of an American jail cell.
Hillary must be surely be extatic over the whole ordeal, it's not like the current administration has attempted to start back up cooperating. What do Europeans know about foreign policy anyway? Much better the US go at it alone - the Bush years showed the success of that particular strategy amongst their allies.
Luckily, the French have a bit of a conundrum currently going on in Libya. After their White Flag factory burned to the ground, they are in dire threat of becoming bogged down there, and sorting out Arab countries is historically at the purvey of the Americans. So no issue there.
Also, he is the Managing Director of the IMF. A job position which only credential required is not being American. That makes him fair game. The unfortunate side effect is that the job of head honcho of the IMF looks really tempting to other communist regimes than just the European ones. Such as China. The problem with perceived vs. actual communist states is that the latter generally don't quite subsribe to the newest economic theories. They think the best one was jotted down a century and a half ago by a philosopher. Investment managers who prefer a book to all the books can surely do no harm if given a few trillion dollars to play with.
DSKs plan was, of course, to step down soon and run for the French presidency. Sarkozy isn't particularly enthused about this, and Obama probably prefers Sarkozy anyway. Perhaps a better solution would indeed be to ship him back to Paris to be dealt with by Sarkozy, and give the glorified maid an extended stay at a very nice hotel overlooking the Eiffel tower while preparing for her trial testimony. It doesn't look as nice as the French statue currently planted in New York harbor, but she's probably already seen that one.
In conclusion, thank you America for your insights into foreign policy. As a European, it's nice to get yet another lesson of how your system of justice is so clearly better than ours - at least by your own standards. And in a couple of years, I hope you guys don't mind if we let Obama stand in front of our courts to answer for his potential crimes. Preferably a few months before November, as not to interfere in your domestic policies.