Now I'm not normally a violent person, but sometimes I wish I could reach into my television and slap that smug self-serving smirk off Bill Kristol's face every Sunday on Fox News. But, I would feel bad about it because, unlike Bill "Dr. Lizardo" Kristol, I have conscience. To him, the ends justify the means, and so what if Lewis Libby lied under oath, there was no crime committed because the Bush administration had declassified Valerie Plame's position.
The whole purpose of the Plame affair was to discredit Joseph Wilson for proving that Cheney's Office of Special Plans had manipulated intelligence (otherwise known as lied) about Iraq's nuclear ambition's.But one wonders if there was no crime to cover-up, why did Libby lie to the special prosecutor?
Bill is the editor of a right wing publication known as the Weekly (Double) Standard, where, concerning the Clinton impeachment he said:
if anyone lied under oath the way Bill Clinton did--knowingly and purposefully in order to thwart a legitimate legal process, or if anyone engaged in an obstruction of justice, the way Bill Clinton did, then indictments would be proper.
Libby's lies were under oath (hence, the perjury charge) which engaged himself in obstruction of justice (hence, the obstruction of justice charge). Like Fitzgerald's investigation of Cheney's office of special plans, the investigation under which Bill Clinton perjured himself, no criminal charges were filed. But because Libby is a neocon, he, like the president and vice-president seem to be out of the reach of justice.