Bush Saves Scooter Libby from Having to Toss the Salad

in a not so surprising move today, President george jr. ensured that scooter libby would never spend a single day in jail for his crimes. i and many others saw this coming of course (see my post here). but, damn, i thought Bushy would wait until he was almost out of office to pull this little trick. i guess i should just be happy that this move confirms W’s status as lame duck president! it is of course, the president’s prerogative to pardon or commute criminal sentences all he wants, but this action seems rather egregious. fuck, even nixon did not have the balls to pardon the guys involved in watergate did he?

at least we all know that W is a loyal guy who protects all his friends to the end. that means that if you get involved with the Bush family you can count on them to bail you out of the mess they got you in. i mean, come on, libby was convicted of perpetrating the dirty work of dick cheney and W, but do they bother to step in and do the right thing, i.e. admit their own culpability and take their hard knocks? hell no they don’t.

plan on going down with the fucking ship if you ever deal with these guys.

3 Responses to “Bush Saves Scooter Libby from Having to Toss the Salad”

  1. Leo Says:

    No one with any real morals would ever deal with them in the first place. Bush’s commutation of Libby’s sentence is disgusting and only serves to reenforce the notion that justice and the laws of this land do not apply to the rich and powerful, but then anyone who’s been paying attention already knew that!

  2. fporretto Says:

    Tell me, how do you feel about Bill Clinton’s pardons? Marc Rich, who sold arms and American weapons technology to enemies of the U.S., was only the most glamorous.

    Lewis Libby did nothing violent or criminal, yet he was sentenced to serve more prison time than many violent felons. If that’s your idea of justice, you can keep it.

    –from Administrator:

    first off, my post was never meant to excuse Bill Clinton’s actions, but rather to shed light on the tragedy that is the current political scene. however, I would say that the pardon of Marc rich at least had the illusion of distance, while the Libby-bush case seems way too close for comfort.

    secondly, below i have attached 4 article links on the case of marc rich. where is this weapons sales story? i will gladly post those stories here too if you can show me a credible source.

    1. <a href="http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/congress/1992_rpt/bcci/24appendic.htm&quot; rel="nofollow">globalsecurity.org article</a> on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_Credit_and_Commerce_International&quot; rel="nofollow">BCCI</a> and Marc Rich–read number 9.

    2. Time magazine <a href="http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,99302,00.html&quot; rel="nofollow">primer on rich</a>

    3. <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1171955.stm&quot; rel="nofollow">BBC article</a> on Rich

    4. <a href="http://www.reason.com/news/show/34572.html&quot; rel="nofollow">reason magazine article</a> on the scandal

    Lastly, i accessed some information from the Department of Justice here: <a href="http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dtdata.htm#ncrp&quot; rel="nofollow">http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dtdata.htm#ncrp</a&gt;

    for all violent offenses the mean time served was 48 months, a bit longer than scooter would have served given time off for good behavior. his sentence was fine, people entrusted with public service should be scared shitless of fucking up.

    thanks for your comment.

  3. James Says:

    Libby was the lucky one, some other people took the fall.

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