No, I’m not talking about Scooter Libby. I’m talking about George W. Bush. I’m talking about Dick Cheney. Those are the criminals who have laughed in the face of the American people and scoffed at the myth of American justice over and over again.
Who cares that Scooter Libby’s sentence was commuted. Scooter was the fall guy. He took the hit for his crime bosses, and he will be paid handsomely for it. A corporate vice presidency or chief executive job is probably waiting for the publicity to die down. I’m sure there are publishers already lining up to pitch that multi-million dollar book deal so the victors can rewrite history.
The REAL criminals are Cheney and Bush. It was Cheney and Bush who authorized the violation of yet another federal statute by outing Valerie Plame in the first place. It is Cheney and Bush who are guilty of over a half dozen other federal crimes.
Surely the Democratically led Congress will finally express their outrage, and work feverishly to bring down the White House Mafia. Certainly even the punk Democrats will be spitting fire and brimstone over such an egregious abuse of power.
“Libby’s conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq war,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone.”
That’s outrage? What are you going to do about it Mr. MAJORITY LEADER? Trent Lott would never have spoken in such polite terms.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Bush’s decision showed the president “condones criminal conduct.”
“Condones criminal conduct”? Hell, Bush is GUILTY OF CRIMINAL CONDUCT!!! These fools are going to let the pirates off again.
Bush has wiped his nose (and other nether reaches of his body) with The Constitution once again. God save America, because it looks like the Democrats won’t do it.
The Huffington Post: Bush Commutes Libby Prison Sentence