Monday, July 02, 2007

Justice Dubya Style

President Bush continues to strive to reach new lows as he commutes "Scooter" Libby's sentence preventing him from serving any jail time for committing treason by exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative... in war time... and then lying about it in court. Is it possible that we were all dreaming when we saw him say that anyone in his administration who was involved in Ms. Plame's "outing" would be fired and face appropriate legal action??? Apparently our president feels that the sentence was too harsh. Obviously the 30 months "Scooter" had been sentenced to serve would have been an excessive hardship for him and his family.

I just have to wonder though...where was this sense of compassion when he served as governor of Texas and refused to pardon any of those serving on death row? And where , by the way, is this new found sense of compassion for those troops serving their sentences in that prison called Iraq? Or could it be that only those who have dirt on our beloved leader benefit from his generosity???


two crows said...

got it in one, E!

Mando Mama said...

This news did not surprise me but, as we were driving through the Beltway this morning and listening to NPR, I just thought, "Damn you stinking bastards."

Woops, are we allowed to say that on here?

Women on the Verge said...

Thanks two crows! It was hastily done after a long day of running so I was hoping it made sense.

m mama- Of course you can... the only change I might add is "rat- bastards" ;-)

TomCat said...

The memory of Bush aping "please don't kill me", followed by that evil cackle grates on my soul.

Lydia Cornell, at her blog pointed out just how devious this is. By commuting, rather than pardoning, Bush keeps Libby's appeal active, so Congress cannot compel him to testify with use immunity.

Catmoves said...

I'm trying to figure out how "compassion" rhymes with "oil".
There is a question I would like to ask Mr. President: "What were you thinking?"