Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Libby, Guilty

Story on the Libby trial I've been ignoring because in many ways it's a non-story:

Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted Tuesday of obstruction, perjury and lying to the FBI in an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.

Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was accused of lying and obstructing the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to reporters.

He was acquitted of one count of lying to the FBI.

Ace notes that those three convictions seem to be the same damn thing, reworded. I'd have to agree. Was it not obvious to this jury that since it has been proven that Richard Armitage was the one who "leaked" Plame's name, and that it's now beyond a doubt that no crime was involved in the "leak" anyway that it's far more likely that Libby just forgot some details or was confused when he "perjured" himself?

Whether it was obvious or not it's quite evident that Fitzgerald stacked the jury with people who hate the Bush administration and anyone connected to it in anyway, so they probably would have said guilty regardless of the facts.

Oh well. This is just another poor soul whose name and reputation were destroyed in the name of politics as usual.

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