Thursday, July 12, 2007

Bush's Libby Decision Riles Readers

Our coverage of the Scooter Libby "commutation" produced some lively comments. Here are some choice highlights.

From VikMetRang on July 10:
Scott,
I agree with you. But, then again, should we really be surprised about anything this administration does? It does not care about this country; only how they -- that inner circle of Bush, Cheney, their oil and Haliburton buddies, etc. -- can benefit. They took this country to war so they could get rich. If they were truly interested in catching Osama bin laden, the actual mastermind behind 9/11, why didn't they continue the pursuit into Afghanistan, where they knew he was? Why did they direct all of their attention/funds/military resources to Iraq? What did Iraq have to do with 9/11? But I digress (like the administration) ... Scooter should be in jail, along with the rest of these GOP criminals. Heck, the sentence was handed down by Bush's own appointed judge! It's just ridiculous.

July 10, 2007 11:45 AM
From Mike Hart on July 10:Originally written 7/04/07
This Libby commutation by Bush and Cheney (and you know it was preplanned) is just killing me. Bush/Cheney have really destroyed our country - a country they profess to love.
What really galls me is that Bush today (after basically saying yesterday that the commutation still reflects negatively on Libby's reputation) just comes out and says that he will not rule out a full pardon for Libby! The joke that Libby committed no crime is as big a lie as the Saddam/9-11 connection; as Fitzgerald said: Libby (and crew) obstructed the search for the initial leaker by their lies so he could not get to the bottom of the case - which was a crime; in fact, Tenet's CIA wanted the matter investigated!!!!
Now we find out that Bush (and we know this is Cheney's doing, Bush is too stupid) played the commutation card this time because it protects Libby in a way. Bush commuted Libby's sentence without consulting anyone in the Justice Dept.!!!!
Great stuff on Keith Olbermann's show tonight. Olbermann was as angry as I was tonight. Check out his "special comment" on the MSNBC website. He called for Bush and Cheney to resign.

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