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posted on Jul, 6 2007 @ 12:59 AM
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Here's a bit of update on Bush about what he's done for Libby--


Source: Yahoo News
The White House on Thursday made fun of former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for criticizing President Bush's decision to erase the prison sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
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President Clinton tried to draw a distinction between the pardons he granted and Bush's decision to commute Libby's 30-month sentence in the CIA leak case.
"I think there are guidelines for what happens when somebody is convicted," Clinton told a radio interviewer Tuesday. "You've got to understand, this is consistent with their philosophy; they believe that they should be able to do what they want to do, and that the law is a minor obstacle."
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Former Vice President Al Gore said he found the Bush decision "disappointing" and said he did not think it was comparable to Clinton's pardons.
"It's different because in this case the person involved is charged with activities that involved knowledge of what his superiors in the White House did," Gore said on NBC's "Today" show Thursday.
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Snow also tried to clear up confusion about Libby's probation. While commuting Libby's sentence in terms of prison time, Bush left in place his two years of supervised release. But supervised release — a form of probation — is only available to people who have served prison time. Without prison, it's unclear what happens next.
Snow said the White House view was this: "You treat it as if he has already served the 30 months, and probation kicks in. Obviously, the sentencing judge will figure out precisely how that works."

Even though Bush is merely carrying on with "business as usual," he would be a complete dullard if he doesn't realize by now that The People are looking at him under a microscope & holding the scapel, ready to excise the corrupted cancer in American politics.




posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by loam
It's really quite simple, isn't it?

June 10, 2004: Bush answered ``Yes'' when asked whether he would fire anyone who leaked Plame's name.

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And people are still defending Bush on this one?


:shk:

Nice research, loam, but Libby didn't leak Plame's name.
Richard Armitage did. That is, if you don't count Valerie and Joe leaking it all over town at cocktail parties..



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Nice research, loam, but Libby didn't leak Plame's name.
Richard Armitage did.


Nice misrepresentation.


THEY BOTH DID.

The fact that Scooter didn't leak it to Novak changes NOTHING about the leak he made to Judith Miller.


Perhaps you should do some research of your own.



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 10:49 PM
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Libby did? When? Why wasn't he charged with that infraction? Regardless, the key factor is who did it first. And Armitage wins that cigar.

Russert, Mitchell, May, Sidey. Who didn't know Plame was CIA?

[edit on 10-7-2007 by jsobecky]



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Who didn't know Plame was CIA?


And, what's more, who cared?

Now, the only people who care are the one's who want a cheap shot at GW.



posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
...the key factor is who did it first. And Armitage wins that cigar.


What a novel legal concept...


You can file that one right next to this other brilliant piece of jurisprudence.


Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
And, what's more, who cared?


Those who believe in the rule of law.



posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 07:51 AM
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Deuteronomy 16:18-20 pretty much summed up this situation for me the other day.



Deuteronomy 16

18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.



Funny how, in my daily Bible reading, passages relevant to current event topics will just jump right out at me. It is comforting for me to know there is an ultimate authority all must answer to.






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