Countdown – Summary of Libby Trial
David Schuster does a very good job wrapping up all of the major events that have happened in the Scooter Libby trial. He covers all of the important issues. First, Scooter’s sentence wasn’t excessive to anyone who didn’t describe themselves as a personal friend of Scooter Libby’s or a neocon. Second, as I have mentioned before, Valerie Plame Wilson was a covert CIA agent at the time of her outing. Third, since there was no underlying crime, Scooter should have never been prosecuted. If Scooter would not have lied then maybe Patrick Fitzgerald may have been able to assess if Intelligence Identities Protection Act had been violated.
Finally, I must say something about the craziness that is David Brooks. There was a time in which I thought that David Brooks was a thoughtful conservative. Lately, I have read some things that I have made me doubt my initial assessment. Yesterday, David Brooks decided to wrap up this “farce.” I’m not sure whether Mr. Brooks of the “liberal” NY Times has read anything about this case or has just listened to updates on Fox News. David spews all of the talking points facts be damned. O’Reilly and Hannity would be proud. David Corn, Washington Editor of The Nation, does a wonderful job of dissecting Brooks’ Op-Ed and pointing out factual errors, omissions and out right lies.