June 06, 2007

Kos on Libby

Daily Kos had a very good post today on the cacophony of conservative calls for Bush to pardon the felonious perjurer Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's chief of staff who just received a sentence of 30 months imprisonment.

Kos was responding to the far-right National Review, Rudolph Giuliani, Sam Brownback, and others who claim that since no one was formerly charged for outing undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame, Scooter's lies on the subject under oath are irrelevant. Kos points out,

The reason no one was charged with the leak was because of Libby's obstruction of the investigation. That was the whole point of Fitzgerald's prosecution, no matter how much they try to ignore it. Just like they try to ignore how the administration burned an undercover CIA agent working on issues relating to Iran's nuclear program.  Of course, had Libby cooperated with the investigation, Cheney and/or Rove would've likely ended up indicted. So for them, it was well worth the cost.

Straight up.

(Thanks to ML for drawing the Kos post to my attention.)

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