The article said the guy was arrested while his dog was giving the salute. Now, how high can a dog reach with its paw? I think the fellow was likely arrested for all the other harrassment stuff he was doing. Having the dog salute was just the "twist" that made the news. jmo
As for Hitler as a great leader, I suppose it depends on your definition of great.
"Endeavor to persevere." -- Lone Watie, The Outlaw Josey Wales