Mar 12 2007
Libby vs. Berger as outlined by Michael Barone. If America wants any better indication that our vaulted legal system is NOT about protecting Americans and is now all about making money and political power I can’t think of one. If Sandy Berger can remove documents pertinent to understanding how 3,000 people died on our soil at the hands of al Qaeda and still be walking around free, and Scooter Libby is jailed for NOT leaking about Valerie Plame to reporters, but for not being accurate in his recollections of learning about Plame’s role in the Wilson lies (and let’s be clear here – it was not against the law for Libby to know about her role), then we have a serious, serious problem here. Bill Clinton lied to a judge under oath, and got a slap on the wrist. And he WAS the alleged perpetrator of the acts he was being questioned about. We all know Libby was NOT the man who leaked Plame’s name to the media. I got a hint for centrist dems who want the vote of middle America – make sure Libby is treated like Clinton and Berger. Stand up, be counted and call for and end to the abuse of our legal system by out of control Prosecutors. And call for Fitzgerald’s removal from ‘public’ service.