Thursday, June 14, 2007

Scooter Libby must go to jail

This is ridiculous. President Bush should commute the sentence or outright pardon Scooter Libby. This whole thing is preposterous. The sentence is more than violent offenders often get.
Many legal scholars question the verdict and it is very possible that the verdivt will be overturned. Pardon Mr Libby , Mr President.
Last Updated: Thursday, 14 June 2007, 18:38 GMT 19:38 UK
Ex-Cheney aide 'must go to jail'

Libby's supporters have called on President Bush to pardon him
Former White House official Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been told he cannot delay starting his jail term while he appeals against his conviction.
Libby was found guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury over the inquiry into the unmasking of CIA agent Valerie Plame and sentenced to 30 months' jail.

The ruling means Libby could go to jail within weeks. His lawyers will seek to block the decision in an appeals court.

Libby was the former chief of staff to Vice-President Dick Cheney.


hunter said...

I agree, this is a witch hunt, and Bush can stop it.

Anonymous said...

What part of "obstructing an investigation" do you not understand?

E in MD said...

Why is that? Because he's part of the Republican party so it's ok for him to lie to investigators without repercussions?

Either you support the rule of law or you do not. Pick a side. We're at war in case you haven't noticed.

The bottom line is this guy LIED and was caught at it. He lied to the FBI in the course of an investigation for the purpose of derailing them. Whether or not he's taking the fall for Cheney isn't relevant. He still made the choice to put scoring points with his Republican master above his duty to the American people. He made partisan politics more important than the safety and security of the free world. Your safety. My safety. My child's safety. All because he wanted to help sell the War even if indirectly.

He's got the blood of over 3500 American soldiers, and untold hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on his hands. The same is true for entire Bush administration and a large portion of Congress. The only difference between Libby and the rest is that Libby got caught. All he had to do to avoid that is NOT LIE. That's something we teach 5 year olds. That LYING IS WRONG. Perhaps you missed that day of kindergarten?

If Libby happened to be a Democrat in a Democratic presidency and had done the same exact thing the neo-cons would have hauled him out back of the courthouse and hung him by now and you damned well know it. Hell it's been 8 years since the failed impeachment of Bill Clinton for lying to a grand jury and the Republican pitbulls are STILL after him.

Explain to us all why is it wrong for Bill Clinton to obstruct justice enough to impeach him, waste millions of taxpayer dollars and put the security of the free world in jeopardy with partisan politics but the very same actions for Republican shill Scooter Libby are perfectly ok?

This whole 'pardon libby' movement is partisan nonsense and you know it.

Libby is a feckless traitor. He got exactly what he deserved. Suck it up and move on. We've got more important things to worry about.

Adam C said...

It is outrageous. Libby was only convicted of a felony; it's not like it was a serious type of crime, like, um, what's that category more serious than felony?

Anyway, if Hollywood actors who play lawyers on TV say he should be let go, then that's good enough for me.

mikmik said...

Adam C said...

It is outrageous. Libby was only convicted of a felony; it's not like it was a serious type of crime, like, um, what's that category more serious than felony?

Liberal is more serious than felon, as is 'dem', as in "It wasn't the BJ, it was that he lied about it, snnniiiifffffff......!!!!

Anonymous said...

if you believe Scooter Libby should go to prison, then you are ignorant, and i pity you. i voted for bush twice, but now hate him. get over the politics, this man does not deserve jail. tim russert lied under oath in this case. he claims to have been unaware that lawyers are not normally allowed entrance to grand jury proceedings, yet russert is himself a flipping lawyer, and there are multiple video clips of this jack@ss stating that lawyers aren't normally allowed in the grand jury room. did russert obstruct justice by forgetting things he said? better send that b1tch up for at least 20 years.

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