Thursday, June 14, 2007

Libby has some justice doled out

Oh, happy day! Judge Reggie Walton has ordered Scooter Libby to start his jail term within 6 to 8 weeks while his planned appeal is pending. He considered every one of the arguments presented by the defense why Libby should remain free and rightly was not swayed by their bullshit rationalizations. Libby is to start serving his 30 month sentence for obstruction of justice as soon as they figure out which country-club prison he'll go to.

Judge Walton received a ton of letters written on Libby's behalf from every well-connected neocon scumbag power-broker, all attesting to what a truly fine person Libby is, but decided to actually give more weight to the gravity of Libby's offense. He lied repeatedly to both Federal investigators and the Grand Jury and effectively stopped an investigation into the illegal (possibly treasonous) outing of Valerie Plame, a covert CIA operative. He took the fall for both Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. Whether it was done out of loyalty or promises of financial rewards, or both, who knows, but his bosses have yet to be charged in this case.
Judge Walton also received several letters threatening he and his family if he sent Libby to prison. Typical right-wing hate tactics. Walton has turned them over to the authorities.

Nearly the entire right wing is calling for a pardon for Libby, but Dear Leader Bush as yet is resisting. The following is a link from Editor and Publisher with a little more detail on the pardon chances.

As I have stated before, I do not believe that Bush has to trouble himself with a pardon, because the Appeals Court is stacked with partisan Republicans. See my blog post from 3/08/07 here:

There will be more coming in this case and I'll update as necessary, but make no mistake--The outing of Valerie Plame along with all the lies , distortions, obfuscations and denials, and the absolute failure to admit guilt or show the slightest bit of remorse for what they did proves once more that the Bush/Cheney administration is a dangerous malignant tumor that if not excised quickly and completely will mean a sure death sentence to every ideal we ever laid claim to as a nation, and indeed to our democratic republic itself.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!! (6/16/07)
Here's an article by John Dean in, in which he explains the bullying tactics of the Libby defense team and the right-wingers, and explains his concerns about the partisan appeals court. (Really, I taught him everything he knows).

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