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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Are you outraged about Bush commuting sentence of Libby?

President George W. Bush commuted the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Libby was the chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney.

Libby was convicted of obstructing justice in the investigation of who leaked the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Plame's identity was leaked as retaliation for her husband, Joe Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador and career diplomat, writing an opinion piece in the New York Times debunking Bush administration claims about Iraq trying to acquire Uranium in Africa. Wilson explained that parts of the Bush administration new the claims about Iraq trying to acquire Uranium were bogus, however, President Bush and others kept using the claims as part of their case for selling the American people on going to war with Iraq.

Libby obstructed justice as part of the conspiracy to take the United States to war based on fraud and psychological manipulation. Bush and Cheney were leaders of the conspiracy. And Bush has protected Libby from the consequences of participating in the conspiracy. The implicit quid pro quo is that Libby will continue to protect Bush and Cheney by not revealing what he knows about how the American people were bamboozled.

Fortunately, the U.S. Constitution provides for a way to hold the President of the United States accountable when he violates the law. When the President of the United States is guilty of "bribery, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors" he may be tried and removed from office.

Bush and Cheney have committed numerous crimes in office. And the Democrats declared impeachment was "off the table" so as not to offend the pundit class and other media elites. This was supposed to make Democrats seem reasonable.

If you are outraged by Bush commuting the sentence of one of his co-conspirators, please email me. With your contact information include your member of Congress. To get members of Congress to do their duty, we need to do our duty as citizens and be persistent. There needs to be accountability.

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  • Yes, but let's leave this blog to local issues. Hence the name "Proviso".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:22 PM, July 03, 2007  

  • Proviso has four members of the U.S House. Two will experience contested primaries in February.

    Proviso has sent its sons and daughters to Iraq. Our taxes go to pay for it.

    We deserve a government that is accountable.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 2:27 PM, July 03, 2007  

  • Be sure to not help Fred Thompson get into office. He thinks everything Bush/Cheney have done are doing is just great.


    By Anonymous forest parker, at 2:39 PM, July 03, 2007  

  • Hmm. You'd think if Bush and Cheney had committed "crimes" and the Democrat Congress had any evidence of this, that the Democrat Congress would want to hold them accountable. Wonder why they don't. Probably because they didn't-- and they don't. All they have is people like you, on the left saying "crimes, crimes, lies, lies," without anything but bullshit conspiracy theories to back it up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:10 PM, July 03, 2007  

  • Anon, why do you think Libby obstructed justice?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 3:15 PM, July 03, 2007  

  • You should have wrote: "The implicit quid pro quo is that Libby will continue to protect Bush and Cheney by not revealing what he knows about how the American people were [conspired against]."

    That way you would have had the word conspiracy (or conspired) in every single sentence! And anonymous, why would Scooter obstruct justice if he wasn't providing cover for a conspiracy? Unless he was conspiring to to make us think there was a conspiracy in the State department to distract us from the real conspiracy in the executive branch which isn't even really run by Bush but a cabal of high-level insiders who tell Bush what to do to advance their own conspiracy.

    By Blogger Roy, at 4:26 PM, July 03, 2007  

  • National Security and its Classified.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:01 PM, July 03, 2007  

  • Show of hands, how many people think Clinton was a great president. Well at this point in his presidency he commuted 400 times the amount of sentences this President has, including 396 ( I believe that number to be correct) his last day in office including a convicted terrorist. We can only focus on this one because of the bush haters? Let’s also remember all President Bush did to this point was commute the jail sentence. Libby is a lawyer convicted of a felony crime, he can no longer practice law, his livelihood is taken away and he has to pay a $250,000 fine along with his legal fees. Lets put things in perspective.

    By Anonymous Firefighter for a long time, at 8:18 AM, July 04, 2007  

  • I did a bit of research regarding my last post if Carl posts it. If he posts this one so be it.Before we go hanging the president for not letting Libby go to jail. Lets remember Bill Clinton granted 456 Clemency orders, 395 Pardons and commuted 61 sentences. President Bush has a total of only 113 in his term to date. 140 of President Clintons were in his last days in office. On August 11, 1999, Clinton commuted the sentences of 16 members of FALN, a violent Puerto Rican nationalist group that set off 120 bombs in the United States mostly in New York City and Chicago, convicted for conspiracies to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as for firearms and explosives violations. Libby may not go to jail, he is still paying his fines and loosing his livelyhood since a person convicted of a feloney can no longer practice law, lets look back.

    By Anonymous Firefighter for a long time, at 11:30 AM, July 04, 2007  

  • Dear Firefighter: I actually agree with you regarding the whole issue of commutations and the hypocrisy of Bill Clinton, whose Presidency I still admire. He should keep his mouth shut on this issue and he certainly embarassed me and many othr "liberals" with many of his closing day commutations. All this aside, I believe the Bush/Cheney presidency, when one gets down to real issues (Supreme Court Appointees, the phony and lies about why we should send so many of our men and women into "harms" way in Iraq is the worst one in U.S. History even worse than Harding and Grant. He should be impeached (indicted) althouth there may not be enough evidence to get him convicted.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:20 PM, July 06, 2007  

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