Bush spares Libby | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 2, 2007

Bush spares Libby

Posted By on Mon, Jul 2, 2007 at 4:56 PM

Of course. He commuted his prison sentence. (Not a pardon as headline originally said.) But still an outrage. So what if Bush left the fine in place? Benefactors have been helping with legal fees already. He does the crime, but he does no time. Here's Bush's statement. Poor Scooter's sentence was "excessive" and his wife and young children have suffered enough. Poor criminals with public defenders rarely get credit for the suffering their families endure on account of their prosections. Or any concern from the executive or Bush court appointees about excessive punishment

Remember this Bush quote?

"If there's a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. . . . If the person has violated law, that person will be taken care of. I welcome the investigation. I am absolutely confident the Justice Department will do a good job. I want to know the truth. . . . Leaks of classified information are bad things."

Not only were the leakers not punished, neither were the liars and those who obstructed justice. I await the end of Bush's term to see if the conviction stays on Libby's record. I think a full pardon was planned, but he had to hurry the commutation to keep his man out of jail.


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