"Speaking as friends, we hope that our system will return a final result consistent with what we know of this fine man."
-Dick Cheney (Following the sentencing of I. Scooter Libby)
June 5th, 2007
Do you believe, like I do, that President Bush will pardon Scooter Libby? If he does, it wouldn't by far be the biggest surprise. This administration, and all it's players, have put themselves and their own sometimes illegal agendas above the law since they took office. Dick Cheney apparently has plenty to hide, if not about this case, then certainly about who has been visiting his residence. Can you say Jack Abramoff? So what's one more sleazy exercise in executive privilege? But I will save that rant for a different entry. Let's just focus for right now on Scooter Libby, shall we? Do you think President Bush will cave to pressure, and pardon Scooter Libby? If so, when do you think it will happen? Will Scooter Libby serve even one day, of his 2 1/2 year sentence for his part in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame?
You know what is truly sad and shocking to me about this whole case? No one... NO ONE... has even attempted to apologize to either Plame or her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson for this whole mess. You would think Bush would have at least said that he was sorry that something had gone so very wrong from within his administration. Instead, he said today, while in Germany for the G8 summit, that he "felt terrible for the family - the wife and kids" as well as for Libby. Not one word about Plame. Not one word. Someone outed her CIA identity, putting her life and the lives of those she had contact with in danger.Did the decision to do so come from Cheney? Rove? Bush? Outing a CIA agent is a treasonable offense, and no one is being prosecuted for that offense. 2 1/2 years? Why isn't he being sentenced to life in prison?
Libby said he didn't lie, he just had a faulty memory. What do you think? Is Scooter Libby guilty? Is he taking a fall for the Bush administration? Do you think the outing of Valerie Plame was an orchestrated attack on Joseph Wilson? Leave me your thoughts.
Libby Sentenced To 2/12 Years In CIA Leak Case (ABC News)
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