Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Scooter Libby Verdict: Justice Has Not Been Served


"There should have been no referral, no special counsel, no indictments, and no trial. The “CIA-leak case” has been a travesty. A good man has paid a very heavy price for the Left’s fevers, the media’s scandal-mongering, and President Bush’s failure to unify his own administration. Justice demands that Bush issue a pardon and lower the curtain on an embarrassing drama that shouldn’t have lasted beyond its opening act."--National Review

I am just livid about the verdict in the Scooter Libby case. David Boies (former Gore counsel) who is no conservative said last night on Hannity and Colmes that the trial was "criminalizing the political process." Rush talked about his blood boiling and for me that is putting it mildly.

Here are the facts:

1) Valerie Plame was not a covert CIA agent

2) Joe Wilson is the biggest liar in the whole saga

3) Richard Armitage is the actual leaker in the case. Not only was he not indicted but he was never even asked to testify.

This is what the liberal, Washington Post had to say about it all after it was discovered that Armitage was the leaker:
"Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming -- falsely, as it turned out -- that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously."

4) One of the jurors, Denis Collins, was not only a journalist who wrote for the Washington Post but he demonstrated in his statement that he didn't understand what the trial was really about. It now appears to be obvious to me that Collins himself lied about not being biased in this case from the get go. He seems to have had an agenda against the Bush administration from the very beginning by the fact that he is already commenting at The Huffington Post, completely despicable.

5) The only thing Libby was guilty of was a faulty memory which everyone in the case had.
"Reasonable people can conclude that it was only Scooter Libby’s imperfect memory—not willful deception—that gave rise to the charges of lying under oath and obstruction of justice. Among the supporting players—including CIA officials, Bob Novak, Woodward and Walter Pincus of the Washington Post, and Time’s Matthew Cooper—no two participants in any conversation about Valerie Plame had the same recollection."

The National Review's editorial on this is spot on and is a MUST READ!! If Bush doesn't pardon Libby after all of this I will be furious!! I don't know how Patrick Fitzgerald sleeps at night. He knew from day one that Armitage was the leaker and yet he wanted to punish and embarrass the White House so he went on a political witchunt.

As Laura Ingraham said this is "one of the greatest miscarriages of justice".

Previous Posts:
Culture of Treason
Joe Wilson outed his CIA wife
Big Fat Liar
I'm Seeing Red Today!!

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Mike's America 2
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