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My Left Wing:: Bush Commutes Libby’s Sentence

July 2, 2007

My Left Wing:: Bush Commutes Libby’s Sentence
The $250,000 fine and conviction will still stand. Edwin Chen at Bloomberg has the scoop:

President George W. Bush commuted Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s 2 1/2-year prison sentence in the CIA leak case, sparing him from punishment the president called “excessive.” …

“My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby,” Bush said in a statement. “The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant and private citizen will be long- lasting.”

Let me get this straight — excessive? 2 1/2 hears behind bars is fucking excessive for outing a covert CIA agent, an act which could have resulted in her death? If Libby had been convicted of attempted murder, would 2 1/2 years still seem excessive to President Bush?
That was quick! Leaving the fine, is a mockery. This really shows the privilege that Dubyass thinks his peeps are entitled to.


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