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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.

By |2007-07-04T00:31:19-04:00July 4th, 2007|Bush Administration, Countdown, Media, Valerie Plame|Comments Off on Countdown – Summary of Libby Trial

BMJ – A few words on Scooter Libby

Bill Moyers has what can only be called a rant. He looks at the neocons that are calling for Scooter Libby to be pardoned. Richard Perle, Douglas Fife, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz are all key planners of the War in Iraq. They have all written glowing letters in support of their friend, Scooter Libby. The fact that Wolfowitz supports Scooter should be a reason to double his sentence.

They lied us into an unjust war.  Over 3500 of our wonderful soldiers have died and there is no end in sight.  All of these things are true but most importantly, Scooter Libby lied.  He obstructed justice.  A jury of his peers found him guilty.  He should pay the price like the rest of us.

By |2007-06-17T20:12:54-04:00June 17th, 2007|Bill Moyers|Comments Off on BMJ – A few words on Scooter Libby

Countdown – Libby going directly to jail, maybe

The judge looks like he has been thoughtful and considered all of the information.  He does not think that the case will likely be reverse on appeal and I. Lewis Libby should go to jail.  Scooter Libby will have to report in 6 – 8 weeks. 

One of the things that many people have been saying was that Scooter Libby received a ridiculously harsh sentence.  Well, wasn’t that what Republicans wanted.  In the 80’s, a popular wave swept the country for harsher sentencing.  Republicans led this charge.  It is a Republican judge who was appointed by Bush, the nobler, who has sentenced Scooter.  I decided to look it up.  The average sentence from my crude research was 20 -22 months for perjury.  Scooter Libby was convicted for more than just  a single count of perjury but multiple counts and obstruction of justice.  (this article discusses the sentencing.)

By |2007-06-15T02:05:37-04:00June 15th, 2007|Valerie Plame|Comments Off on Countdown – Libby going directly to jail, maybe
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