Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Indictments - One for you, One for you...

The indictments are being printed up and its going to be bad. Bad for the people involved and bad for the country. When the Vice President and his office should have been worried about Osama Bin Laden they were obsessed with Joe Wilson. That was the best use of their time and their awesome responsibilities apparently. Track Wilson and everything he did and said, out his wife, smear his service to the country and tell reporters he and his wife are "fair game." Bullies and cowards. Sickening.

So now the end game is here and multiple indictments will be handed down. The "law and order" Republicans are already saying perjury and obstruction of justice are "technicalities" and that if there is no indictment for actually leaking Valerie Plame's name then no crime should be charged. That is to say the cover-up and perjury are secondary crimes and they wouldn't be in this jeopardy but for the underlying crime which they say there is none. Wonder how they would feel about giving a posthumous pardon to Al Capone since he was sent to his death in prison for tax evasion and not murder.

While the news media and blogosphere wait impatiently for news of indictments (I personally keep hitting my "refresh" button on my internet browser at least once a second) it truly is sad for the country. What a waste of time, money, energy and criminal prosecution. Don't get me wrong. Perjury and obstruction of justice are serious crimes. The only way the legal system can function is if the people in it, including judges, lawyers and witnesses, are truthful. What is sad is that the people in positions of power spend most of their time figuring out ways to win politically and deem that an achievement rather than solving problems facing America which would be a real achievement. Health care, gas prices, energy policy, counter-terrorism, nuclear proliferation are all areas where "Scooter" Libby (I mean really, "Scooter?" Do you have faith in a grown man proudly calling himself "Scooter?") could have directed his attention. Nope. Compiling a dossier on Joe Wilson's television appearances and leaking CIA covert operatives to news reporters were a better use of government resources and his time. All these pinheads should be indicted for felony stupidity. But I'll be satisfied with perjury and obstruction charges, the very same charges Bill Clinton was impeached for but found not guilty of in the Senate. I don't think these bullies and cowards will be so lucky.

Republicans - Soft on crime, unless you're not in the GOP.


Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

A grown man named Scooter. I wonder if he lives with his mother too.

Great post!

11:58 AM  
Blogger phinky said...

I can hardly wait for Fitzmas!!! Must get the champagne!

5:05 PM  
Blogger d.K. said...

You know, I actually tried hard not to loathe Cheney. I know, I know. But he seemed innocuous enough when he was SecDef... I sort of ignored all the evidence about him since day one as VP (don't get me wrong - I never trusted him, I just didn't think he was the Rasputin everyone else claimed he was...) How wrong I was (again.) Shame on him.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Notromemos said...

Mr. C, the bit about the Scooter name seems a little unimportant to me. Shall everyone be so conforming that we're all just the same? Who knows why a man would cling to a name like that, but it could be he doesn't really like it as a name though it is kept for other sentimental or self-humiliating reasons. I just wouldn't be too quick to disparage. This thing about PLame seems to keep shifting around. Did you notice that? Makes it more fun doesn't it? I lay a bet that there will be no convictions of any kind in this drama unless by plea agreement of convenience. You want to propose some stakes?

9:36 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Whether anyone spends any time in jail is irrelevant since W will probably continue his farce of restoring personal responsibility to the White House when he pardons his staff. These guys should be working on real issues. What business do they have investigating a person who criticizes the goverment in the paper? They didn't even have the sense to understand Joe Wilson's wife, as a CIA non-official cover agent, was legally protected from this political revenge nonsense and got themselves in this mess. That and compounding this by lying to the grand jury.

10:24 AM  

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