Friday, June 15, 2007

Scooter Libby to go to jail in 45 to 60 days, Love that Judge!

Libby to go to jail in 45 to 60 days, love that Judge, Innocent Libby gets 2 1/2 years for something minor, Treason, minor?
I wanted to talk about Palestine today. It seems there are two of them but the issue was so convuluted and confusing I figured I would watch it for a few days and talk about Scooter Libby hopefully getting Justice. I am still afraid he will escape what he deserves but that too must be watched.
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton the federal judge ruled that Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff should report to prison within the next 45 to 60 days, despite a pending appeal of his conviction. The trial judge received threats but refused to be intimidated.
Finally someone doing the right thing. I am pretty pleased with this believing that at least Libby will serve a year for his Treasonous acts. For good reason Libby finally appeared nervous realizing someone was going to hold him accountable. Libby appeared more tense than he had during much of the trial, at times tapping his fingers on the table.

However there are those that still proclaim his innocence and want him freed or pardoned. I mean come on! When he imposed sentence last week, Walton told Libby that the evidence of his guilt had been "overwhelming" and warned that Libby was unlikely to win a reversal of his conviction in appellate courts.
Now President Bush must begin considering whether to pardon Libby, a delicate decision that White House aides hoped to avoid as long as possible. Myself I think as usual, it is not a delicate decision to Bush and Libby will doubtfully be pardoned as alluded to by Cheney who feels Libby should receive the treatment of the good and honest man he is. I mean, get real.
Libby's supporters said Libby's 2 1/2-year sentence is relatively severe punishment for the crimes he committed, according to sentencing guidelines. He was also fined $250,000. His lawyers had sought probation. Relatively severe? Treason? As you know, a federal jury found Libby guilty of four felonies for lying to FBI agents and the grand jury that investigated the leak of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity. The jury convicted Libby of two perjury counts and one count each of obstructing justice and making false statements about when and how he learned of Plame's identity--and what he told journalists about her.
Lying to FBI agents, outing an undercover CIA agent, in a time of war no less, for obvious Bush political reasons, 4 felonies, minor? What the hell is that? As I said, I for one am happy to see that Libby will serve at least a year before he is pardoned and he knows he will be and Bush is not just beginning to think about it like they say. Anyway if he wasn't pardoned I would hope he spilled the beans and because of that thought Bush will not do the right thing once again, he will pardon him! He also lies and says he hasn't thought about past President's pardons. You can bet he knows everything about them.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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