Cries of compassion and calls for pardon arise now across the land. "Poor Scooter!" "His children, his poor wife!" The cable news shows are all reverberating with "inside the beltway’ outrage over Libby’s stiff sentence. Pay no attention, folks. Republicans and Democrats alike in this beautiful but rotten town care more for whether or not they will continue to be invited to Georgetown dinner parties than anything else. Political incest would be too mild a word for it. Virtue matters not at all.
Lewis Libby was one of the main enablers for the Cheney "crew" in "setting Americans up" for acquiescence in the foolish war in Iraq. He participated in the attack on Joe Wilson for the "crime" of pointing out the embarrassing truth that the fabricated Niger uranium story was just that. Libby was not the first or only character assassin in this matter? So what?
His "stonewalling," obstruction of justice and perjury were primary obstacles to Fitzgerald’s ability to make cases against some of the other conspirators. It is for that this righteous judge has sentenced him to prison.
Should others have been tried and sentenced with him? Absolutely!
The war was "sold" to the American people in a massive campaign of lies and exaggerations.
Libby is going to pay one way or another for his and his friends’ sins. Will the president pardon him? It does not matter. He will always be a convicted felon.
You feel sorry for Libby? Feel sorry for all those brave, patriotic people who have been victimized by his "crew." pl