Monday, June 18, 2007

Good boy, Jonathan. Here's a biscuit.


On the one hand, you have a powerful statement by Bill Moyers on why Scooter Libby deserves to be in prison. And on the other hand, you have Blogging Tory Jonathan Strong, being his loyal and obedient, right-wing stenogrepher self.

I will give Jonathan credit -- blogging sure is a lot easier if you just reproduce what people hand you. I'll give that a try some day when I no longer have any pride.

LET ME EXPLAIN THIS VERY SLOWLY, WAYNE. Scooter Libby was not sent to prison for outing Valerie Plame. Or for breaking the "Intelligence Identities Protection Act." Or for any other rubbish that Hitchens wastes his time on.

Scooter Libby was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice during the subsequent investigation. In short, he was convicted for what he did after Plame was exposed as a covert CIA operative.

Now, what part of that do you just not get?

4 comments:

Wayne said...

Christopher Hitchens as usual makes a great points as to why Libby does not deserve to be in prison.

Read the full article before you pass judgement.

We need more people like Hitchens.

Ti-Guy said...

Who let Wayne out?

thwap said...

What tripe:

"It is a rather nice legal question, having to do with whether, as U.S. attorney for the northern district of Illinois, Fitzgerald is a "principal" or "inferior" officer under the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. A dozen senior legal scholars have filed an amicus brief, arguing that the authority under which the original prosecutorial investigation was conducted was itself dubious. "

But of course, Kenneth Starr was allowed to question Clinton about a blow-job in the Oval Office in his investigation of the White Water real-estate deal in Arkansas?

Remember that Hitchey? What got you all in a lather about Clinton.

"Scooter" Libbey is a moron and he is scum. Let him rot in jail. He lied right at the federal prosecutor.

Glenn Greenwald at Salon:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2007/06/11/perjury/index.html

.. has some good things to say.

"Note, for instance, the snide use of quotation marks for "perjury" -- as though Libby's conviction constitutes that crime only in theory, in the most technical and meaningless sense (if at all). And then there is Klein's transparent attempt to minimize Libby's crimes by characterizing it as a mere matter of inaccurately recounting "which reporters [Libby] talked to" -- the standard "faulty-memory" excuse of Libby apologists which most of them (but not Klein) felt compelled to abandon once a jury unanimously found that Libby deliberately lied to the FBI and a Grand Jury on material matters. "

And all these right-wing assholes: I don't particularly like the CIA, but they oughta care about the outing of a covert agent engaged in countering the proliferation of WMDs.

These are the same half-wits who were calling for the assasination of journalists who dared show (with permission) Cheney and crew's vacation homes.

They vomit out that newsmedia that report bad news are harming the USA in a time of war.

But when Cheney outs a covert operative, and Scooter covers up for him, they bleat "but it isn't a crime!" (When if fucking is anyway.)

skdadl said...

Fitzgerald wants Cheney, and Fitzgerald is a very patient man.