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Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I really enjoy the 4th of July. It's a great holiday, and it celebrates something truly important. I hope that everyone, no matter which hilarious country you may be in, will take a few minutes and read this. It matters, maybe more than it ever has.
I won't really go too far into the Libby travesty, except to say this:
George W Bush is a coward.
He got his friend off the hook by commuting the sentence, which he claimed was "too harsh." Wouldn't it have logically followed that he would reduce the length of the prison sentence, rather than obliterating it completely?
He has proven that the rule of law is for other people. Those who say there was no crime committed are, and I'm being delicate here, morons. Leaking the name of an undercover CIA operative is a crime, and a serious one. Valerie Plame was covert, and as an added bonus, was actually part of the intelligence gathering where WMD in Iraq were concerned.
The crime, as directly related to the leak, was committed by Richard Armitage. But it was Libby who knew this, lied to a grand jury about these recollections, and obstructed justice. These so-called law and order types who bitch and complain about some illegal picking strawberries for two dollars an hour are happy to turn a blind eye to treason. Supporting the president or the party is not the same thing as supporting the country. Take thirty steps back and try to see that, please.
Read the Declaration of Independence today, and if you're feeling up to it, check out the Constitution and the Bill of Rights while you're at it. We are so much better than what we have become.
posted at 8:18 AM
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