Saturday, March 10, 2007

Pardon Me?

I guess they know a vendetta when they see one. After all, it was the Cheney regime's personal vendetta against Joseph Wilson for exposing their lies about Iraq that started this whole thing. But now , according to the UK Telegraph unnamed sources have stated that Scooter Libby will be likely to receive a presidential pardon for his crimes because they believe the prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, was pursuing a "political vendetta" against them. You can really only be paranoid if you have something that you're trying to hide, and sure enough, these people are trying to hide the fact that they foisted a bunch of lies on the unsuspecting and trusting American people to gain support for a war that should never have been fought in the first place. A war that is now becoming a stinking sinkhole of American foreign policy as well as creating more terrorists that it ever could have hoped to have eradicated.
To those in the Cheney regime, perjury is not a major crime, but have they failed to remember this: it was a charge of perjury that Bill Clinton was impeached for, brought about by a special prosecutor with a political vendetta against the president. Kenneth Starr was a conservative Republican investigating the Whitewater mess (after the first one found nothing), and that had nothing to do with Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones. Patrick Fitzgerald is a Republican prosecutor, so how could his vendetta be political?(Unless, as a proud Republican he was seeking to purge the party of all those who brought disgrace to it. Which wouldn't leave many Republicans in political office anywhere) No, the Cheney regime is just repeating the mantra of the left during the time Bill Clinton was being impeached, that his prosecution was politically motivated, which it was.
I'm sure the pardon is being offered as a carrot-on-a-stick to dangle in front of Libby to prevent him from rolling over on his former boss, so that when his appeals process runs out at the end of Bush's second term, he can receive one of those Christmas pardons like Bush I gave to all involved in the Iran-Contra scandal (where we sold weapons to Iran to fund Central American death squads killing nuns in the name of "democracy"), or like Marc Rich bought, I mean, received from Bill Clinton at the end of his term.


Snave said...

While those in the Bush/Cheney administration think of Fitzgereald as an enemy, I prefer to think of Fitzgerald as a Republican with some semblance of integrity... thus I more or less view him as a friend of the American people.

Stephen Stills put it quite well nearly forty years ago when the Buffalo Springfield recorded his "For What It's Worth":

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man comes, and takes you away
We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

Funny how some lyrics are still relevant so many years after they were written, eh!

Kvatch said... was a charge of perjury that Bill Clinton was impeached for, brought about by a special prosecutor with a political vendetta against the president.

But really, the Starr prosecution was so much more valuable. I mean...Starr spent about 20 times what Fitzgerald spent. You get what you pay for, if you know what I mean.

sumo said...

That's right...Fitz saved the American taxpayers a bundle.

Frederick said...

I'd like to see how the 5 year rule plays out...

azgoddess said...

at the end of every presidency -- like minutes before the new one takes office -- they all have pardon-d people....

so what we need to do is make them not able to do such a thing...yes?

GraemeAnfinson said...

I sometimes feel for those sane republicans, but then I remember that they are republicans

pissed off patricia said...

Pardoned or not, he will always be a convicted felon. Have you ever had a boss that you were so dedicated to that you would take that title for him? I sure haven't.