Statement by President Bush:
"I respect the jury's verdict. But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison."Read the entire New York Times article here.
plez sez: everyone who is surprised by this, raise your hands.
OK... i'm not seeing many hands. OK... i'm not seeing any raised hands!
i predicted this in an earlier post.
when the truth about the CIA Leak and the bogus "proof" that was used to launch our war against Iraq comes out, i'll probably be too old to care. but i'm sure a jail cell would've been all the incentive Scooter Libby needed to move that date up 50 years or so... Bush and Cheney couldn't afford to have him spend even one day in jail for their crimes... i'm sure he's loyal, but i doubt he's THAT loyal.
i'm sure that trial was enough for his wife and family... i know if it were me, i would've been singing like a canary as soon as i put on that orange jumpsuit! *smile*
all kidding aside, isn't this enough to begin impeachment proceedings against the President: he has usurped the powers of the judicial system for his own benefit.
oh, Scooter has to be on probation for 2 years (WOW!) and he still owes the $250,000 fine (didn't his supporters raise MILLIONS of dollars in his defense)... he's probably better off now than he was 2 years ago! i was expecting this (the commutation) to happen, but shouldn't there be some ramifications for the President just wielding his power as if there is no Constitution? someone please help me understand what the HELL is going on in this country!