A short collection

A few articles I’ve read today.

In commuting I. Lewis Libby’s prison sentence yesterday, President Bush took the advice of, among others, William Otis, a former federal prosecutor who wrote on the opposite page last month that Mr. Libby should neither be pardoned nor sent to prison. We agree that a pardon would have been inappropriate and that the prison sentence of 30 months was excessive. But reducing the sentence to no prison time at all, as Mr. Bush did — to probation and a large fine — is not defensible.

Source: washingtonpost.com

When he was running for president, George W. Bush loved to contrast his law-abiding morality with that of President Clinton, who was charged with perjury and acquitted. For Mr. Bush, the candidate, “politics, after a time of tarnished ideals, can be higher and better.”

Not so for Mr. Bush, the president. Judging from his decision yesterday to commute the 30-month sentence of I. Lewis Libby Jr. — who was charged with perjury and convicted — untarnished ideals are less of a priority than protecting the secrets of his inner circle and mollifying the tiny slice of right-wing Americans left in his political base.

Source: nytimes.com

US President George W Bush has refused to rule out pardoning former White House aide Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted over a CIA-leak case.

“As to the future I rule nothing in and nothing out,” he told journalists in Washington. But he also reiterated that he thought Libby’s non-prison punishments should stand.

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

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5 thoughts on “A short collection

  1. David brooks takes it the ass..I know cause he likes mine in there….He also swallows…

  2. David brooks takes it the ass..I know cause he likes mine in there….He also swallows…

    This isn’t you, is it?

  3. Fuck these guys. Are they kidding me? I loved reading the right wing blogs today listening to them turn themselves inside out trying to defend this fucker Bush and what he did. What the hell?

  4. this stuff kills me
    if this were a movie
    people would say that it was unrealistic
    cause shit like that could not happen in a democracy

    life is like rosmary’s baby…
    it seems like a dream
    BUT THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING