He should really see a doctor about that. “Dick? Look at this. I think I just got clemency from Bush.” “I hear hunting with me clears that right up.”
So, the insanity has begun. The left has set their collective hair on fire about it. Bobak’s in the hospital with an aneurysm, and I was on vacation during the whole thing.
I find it fascinating. Bush doesn’t pardon Libby, but commutes his sentence to probation and keeps the fine in tact. It was one of the harshest verdicts on any high-ranking government official. He perjured himself and obstructed justice.
Interestingly enough, most of the news stories I heard while in California about this couldn’t help but someone connect Libby with the leaking of Plame’s name, although the charges are totally unrelated. In fact, zealous special prosecutor and all, nobody has been brought to justice over the leak. Why? Because it was bogus. Wilson is a Democratic tool who warned about Nigerian yellow cake uranium being a canard. Everyone thought he was right. But he was wrong. Everyone lambasted the Bush administration for going after the Niger connection, but it turns out the Bush administration was correct and Wilson was wrong. But it would be neigh impossible for the entire hierarchy of the Press to turn and savage their darling for making them look like fools. Instead, they zipped their lips and let the revelations die.
But that wasn’t enough. Instead of beating Wilson over the head for missing an important national security risk (Iraq was negotiating to buy uranium, people!), we ignore him and go after– Scooter Libby for having a faulty memory.
Tell me– who’s the bigger security risk? Who should we really be hammering here?
The blow-up over Libby is total misdirection and it’s embarrassing that the leaders of our country and the press can’t get around the fact that Bush stopped a declared enemy of the United States from procuring radioactive materials for refinement to weapons-grade.
If you ask me, we should be hanging Wilson up by his thumbs. And now you know why I can’t trust Democrats with issues of national security– they’re not focused on the problems at hand and instead dwell on political power. The Republicans are somehow too weak to stand up for themselves and instead sell out for a perceived political gain.
Now you can understand why I want term limits. It’s more than something “good for the nation”, it’s vital to keeping our nation strong.