A Tale of Two Sentiments
"I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a statement. "But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive."
No modern president has seen such a sustained rejection
"Why does the rest of the world seem to hate America? Or is it just me they hate?"
Don't bother looking at the rest of the world you stupid, arrogant, imperious, hypocritical son-of-a-bitch. Plenty of people right here in God's country hate you.
What an incompetent piece of shit!
I think he doesn't care.
Larry... Perhaps he's blinded by the oppressive hatred he feels from overseas? But on the other hand, maybe he's just a moron.
...death row inmates whose sentences he could have commuted in Texas?
Comandante... Well, you know...they deserve their punishments. Libby apparently doesn't.
One wonders why a standard sentence, on the books, is suddenly excessive. Perhaps the REPUBLICAN prosecutor was biased.
Count me in that number.
Bush planned to pardon him at the end of his term - expecting that the appeals process would be dragged out at least that long, and that Scoots would stay free during the appeals. The judge ordering Scoots to jail during appeals screwed that pooch.
Our guess is that Scoots has considerable "goods" on Bush, Cheney and Rove, and that his deal was - "No jail time, or I sing like a canary on crack!"
Bush HAD to pardon him now - or face having something(s?) revealed so heinous that it would put all three of the Trinity of Evil away for the rest of their lives.
He was too chicken shit to all out pardon libby. Okay, that's my opinion. Now will congress be too chicken shit to put impeachment back on the table?
Lynn... "By their fruits you shall know them..."
Ron... I wonder if Bush even sees the disparity between his actions and this country's over-the-top penchant for locking up everybody and his brother.
Cartledge... A little over two years to go and Bush is off the reservation. Now things could get really interesting...but not in a good way.
RAFFI... Actually I'm a crank with nothing interesting to say on the topic, but the juxtaposition of those two articles caught my attention. Thanks anyway though. It's much appreciated. :-)
PTCruiser... OK, you're in! ;-)
he is the most powerful man in the world and that scares the hell out of all of us.
PoP... Right you are. I used to have very similar feelings about Reagan. Dumb ass going up against some of the smartest politicians this planet has ever seen.
What truly breaks my heart is that our own Representatives and Senators have ignored the grievous crimes of this administration - yet considered Clinton's lying about his relationship with that intern worth Impeachment.
We in the United States must rely on the World Court to actually go after our own criminals. And if Bush is able to quietly pardon himself, even they won't be able to touch him.
Dick Cheney and George Bush are a disgrace to our country. They are skillful liars as are all psychopaths. In fact lack of concern for community or democratic values as in putting oneself above the law combined with habitual lying defines psychopathy. It defines Cheney and Bush.
I personally don’t think Scooter is a psychopath on the order of Cheney and Bush. I believe he lived in an environment where lying and duplicity were practiced daily on the most egregious levels. Living in this environment day in and day out, he had little practical knowledge or experience that there could or might be even one possible iota of repercussion for bold faced lying. Lacking the snakelike skills of a Cheney or Bush he blew it.
That Scooter, the person, should not have to spend years in prison strikes a sympathetic chord with me.
That Scooter, the representative of an administration that adheres to no moral system in the pursuit of power and economic gain, should avoid justice makes me vomit.
I think we should fly all American flags at half staff this 4th and until these mendacious psychopaths are escorted out of the White House, one way or the other.
Better yet perhaps, would be to visit or demonstrate in D.C. and simply leave flags at the White House gates and the Supreme Court building. This, turning in of the flags, will represent that the Red, White and Blue is used only for propaganda by Bush, Cheney and the neocon party and it no longer represents American values.
It has been disgraced.
Now that's power...
Cognitorex, if I had flag... Of course, we un-American, West Coast, urban, lefties don't usually fly flags on the 4th or any other day. I suppose I could hang one out my windwow. Though I suspect it would violate my condo by-laws.
Polishifter... Certainly something. Think a full pardon is too far away.
I just want to party like it's 1999.
How much more will he "accomplish" during his remaining 565 days? That's right, 565 days to go. That's roughly 80 weeks, and when it seems like something new and majorly awful is revealed about Bu$hCo's nefarious activitives every week or two, that's time for at least 50 more things like Libby's "get out of jail free" thing to happen.
Liberality... You have a point. Perhaps this 4th of July should be a rededication to kicking the bastards into the gutter.
NBfH... Eeeeeewwwwww! :-)