I have to admit my blood pressure was very high as I listened to Patrick Fitzgerald's speech on the indictment of "Scooter" Libby. Don't get me wrong I will never condone perjury, lieing or obstruction of justice. If Libby has truly lied under oath he deserves to be punished. But I was seeing red listening to Patrick Fitzgerald and how pious and smug he sounded. All of a sudden the rule of law is important and lieing under oath is a serious crime. The Clintons got away with "murder" during their 8 years in the White House. They repeatedly and intentionally lied over and over again and were never held to account for it. During their time in the White House the rule of law never seemed important and lieing under oath was okay depending on the circumstances.
The thing that bothers me the most about all of this is a man's reputation has been ruined. It won't matter now if Libby is exonerated, he has already been convicted in the court of public opinion. This criminalization of politics needs to stop.
All of this seems very unfair and unjust to me. The heart of this investigation was whether Valerie Plame was a covert agent and whether her identity had been revealed. It has become widely known now that she was not covert and hadn't been for awhile. Her friends and neighbors had known for quite some time that she worked for the CIA. She was not outed by anyone, it was already known. So from that perspective it was much ado about nothing. As many of you know I am a huge fan of Alias. When you see the jeopardy that a real covert agent would be in, you do understand how important it would be not to disclose their identity. But that wasn't the case here at all. She was not covert.
Lastly the Democrats and the media are salivating over claims that this has something to do with the heart of the war on terror. Talk about being absurd and really reaching. Our basis for going to war was dependant on a lot more than what Joe Wilson "claimed" wasn't true.