Monday, July 02, 2007

Liar, Liar

Today, Fuhrer Bush commuted the 2 1/2 year sentence of Vice Fuhrer's former Chief of Staff, I. Lewis Libby.

"I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a statement. "But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison."

The President thinks a 2 1/2 year prison sentence for perjury and obstructing justice in the case of the leak of a CIA operative's name was "too harsh."

The CIA operative, Valerie Plame, contends the administration conspired to leak her name to reporters in 2003. This was done in retribution for her husband, Joe Wilson's, criticism of the Iraq War. Mr. Wilson, a former U.S diplomat, wrote a controversial op-ed piece in the New York Times charging that the Bush Administration exaggerated the Iraqi threat as a way to justify the war.

A jury decided that is exactly what happened and Libby lied about it.

Now, don't get the idea that "Scooter" Libby is off the hook. After all, King George did not pardon him. He just had his sentence commuted.

Libby still has to pay the $250,000 fine and serve two years probation for lying and obstructing justice.

Understand this: The President and his cronies live by a different set of laws than you or I or Paris Hilton, for that matter, are expected to live by.

In their world, you just say to hell with the judicial system. Do whatever you want. There is absolutely no accountability.

And America sleeps on....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Scooter scooted and the dick of all Dick's isn't part of the executive branch. You know, the checks and balances part of our government. Thought that was why there were three branches. Maybe the branches are really just twigs to be snapped off by our fearless, or should I say fear- them leaders. Forget the Judicial branch its been long gone, and Congress, they have been silenced. What is happening?

7:49:00 PM  

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