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Thirty Months

Posted by MEC on June 5, 2007

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“Today [Scooter Libby’s] career as a man on trial ended and his life as professional right wing victim began.” Jane Hamsher, FireDogLake

Libby will rally the base and rake in the bucks by spinning woeful tales of how that “liberal” Patrick Fitzgerald ruined his life. None of his admirers will give a thought to how he and the other Busheviks ruined the life of a skilled an loyal CIA agent. Thirty months seems an awfully short sentence for somebody who helped to destroy a CIA network that was hunting down weapons of mass destruction.

And the same people who insisted that perjury was the worst crime anybody could commit, when they were accusing President Clinton of it, will continue to parrot that Libby was persecuted, not prosecuted, because “There’s no underlying crime! No underlying crime! AWK! Pretty boy!” Well, maybe not that last bit. But you never know.

3 Responses to “Thirty Months”

  1. It’s been established now, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Valerie Plame Wilson was indeed a covert agent — a NOC, in CIA parlance. Yet the wingnuts still spew the “no underlying crime” crapola.

  2. Stormcrow said

    Two words keep going through my head whenever I think about Scooter’s utter lack of comprehension that he had actually committed a crime that required punishment ……

    Chuck Colson

    These people are complete sociopaths. All of them. To them, there are no rules, past doing that which is expedient.

  3. Charles said

    Lawrence O’Donnell was saying the same thing on Olbermann, PW.

    I thought that was pretty shabby.

    Yes, it’s hard to prove that a crime was committed under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, because there’s a high threshhold for intent in the law. But, good grief! No one imagined that a sitting vice president would deliberately betray the identity of an agent for petty political purposes. Why? Because one would assume that any responsible Congress would impeach such a vice president immmediately, and to H–l with proving intent.

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