Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Rule of Law in America Shat On: Bush commutes Libby's sentence


The intellectual ether is flowing like a firehose. I'm glad to see I'm not crazy & not the only one outraged. Thank God for the internets, since only a few MSMers like Keith Olbermann have a basic understanding of the US Constitution & the Rule of Law.

Truth Hunter's insightful editorial

Olbermann frames the Libby commutation within the sordid history of Bush 43's sordid presidency

Bush commutes Libby's sentence

A recap

1 Libby leaked the name of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame, who was working on counter-WMD. It's possible that the US lost intelligence that could prevent US deaths, we may never learn what happened. Libby's act here was treasonous.

2 Libby was not tried for #1, but was convicted of perjury, of lying under oath.

3 Libby was sentenced for 30 months of prison

4 NEWS - Bush commutes Libby's sentence. The Rule of Law in America takes a severe blow.

5 Our Democratic party leaders, including Pres "leading candidates" H Clinton, Obama, & Edwards, Sen Leader Reid & House Leader Pelosi are acting real BITCHMADE (No Imus) & not challenging this seriously, saying "impeachment is off the table" & not fighting for the rule of law.

At least Kucinich has proposed to impeach Cheney.

I want to see how the Dem Pres candidates respond to this.

My political heads, Truth Hunter, Lucho, etc, pls chime in. Holla at me. This ish is getting real disgusting.

Rule of Law shat on? In the words of Randy Marsh "I'm sorry, I thought this was America"


Truth Hunter said...

elgringocolombiano.... Good summation. Like you, I'm outraged. But I'm not surprised.

King George has shown us over and over.... he's not only outside and above the law, the law is whatever he decides it is.

I posted to my blog on this, but really there are no words....

Anonymous said...

Gee Dubbs has commuted so badly you might as well call Washington DC an exurb...
Okay, bad urban planning joke.

Yes, at the very least, the rule of law is shat upon. But I haven't seen many talking about what it means - i.e. doesn't excusing him for so-called" harshness" really just implicate Bush/Cheney even further in the notion of a cover-up of Plamegate?

What we need to watch on this are the subpoenas - getting the executive branch to testify is key here. It looks like some Repubs may be willing to go along with a "contempt of Congress," charge on a procedural point. We have got to get Cheney, Rove, etc. to the podium... or else they'll just slide on by...