"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Guilty

The jury of the perjury trial of Scooter Libby returned a guilty verdict on 4 of the five indictments. The 56 ex-chief of staff and national security advisor could face up to 30 years in prison and fine of $1.25 million. However, the judge has plenty of leeway and it wouldn't surprise me if he at most gets a slap on the wrist. Telling is the jury members indicating that while they feel he was guilty, they felt he was operating under marching orders from Vice-President Cheney.

Even after sentencing this case will probably spend the next few months being contested by the defense attorney up to the probably pardon that Bush will provide at the end of the Presidency. Something that Democrats are asking Bush not to do but really its a decision that they have no say in. More then likely Scooter has a nice cushy job waiting for him after he does his year or so for taking one for the team.

Now if someone would only investigate all the disappearing war money, Haliburton and the so-called "evidence" that got us in the Iraq war to begin with.

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