Naaa. Libby made it known that if he was going to do time, he'd blow
the whistle on who really outed Plame. He threw himself on a rubber
sword for his boss, but he refused to do time for it.
That $ 250K fine will be 'handled' via a book deal from one of the GOP
'contributing' news corps.
Balls had nothing to do with it, IMHO.
If your gonna rant over U.S. politics at least bother to get a few facts
correct......Richard Lee Armitage (State department) was the "guilty" or
leaking party.......he was not charged with any crime, as apparently he was
not aware that Plame might have had covert status. The abbreviated version
has Libby committing perjury because he said he had learned of Plames
identity from Tim Russert where-as the prosecutor thought he had learned it
from Cheney. Incidentally Libby by position has full rights to know or
discuss Plame's CIA position just not publicly.
Novak the original reporter to "spill the Plame beans" has subsequently and
clearly stated that Armitage was his source.........Oddly from the early get
go, the prosecutor knew the facts including Armitage's role...... The "why"
of the wide net investigation, to find out what he already knew deserves a
The jury did not think Libby had his facts strait and he was convicted for
his confusion deliberate or otherwise.... do you remember every conversation
verbatim and in order that you have had in the last 6 months? Bush
exercising his unquestionable constitutional right at pardons and/or
commuting sentences simply did his job as he saw fit.....However there is no
rubber sword to fall on ....Armitage leaked the friggin story......
If you know how to read the following can spell it out the short version for
At least you understand the actual "swift boat" concept......i.e. the truth.
Incidentally it wouldn't take 5 minutes using none wiki sources to find that
Armitage indeed outed Plame thus completely dispelling your dopey "fall on
the sword" summation.....But truth and ranters rarely meet, its not
A multi year /multi-million dollar investigation and that Novak and Armitage
have both said as much ......Novak is the original journalist whom publicly
released Plames CIA job connection with Armitage being his specific source.
Not personal at all......I only bother with off topic silliness when the
truth is bent so far out of whack......I never could understand anyone who
cares enough to have a opinion who cares so little about establishing a
basis for said opinion. Sadly 30 second sound bites from a oft prejudiced
media does not really inform.......Rod
Oft prejudiced.....holy fuck... how DO you say that shit with a
Man... I tell ya, either get informed. or get out of my sight.
You are talking shit, bubba.
Your asses are being owned and operated by a bunch of eastern european
claimants of some kinda freaky birthright to a piece of land in the
middle east...and it's 'okay' to kill whoEVAR gets in the way.
Please study a neutral version of history before you get into my
Well your link fully explains your crackpot positions...as well as your
complete inability to address any fact I've proffered.....your web site
wouldn't know reality if it bit them in the Ass......Tis sad when the silly
conspiracy claptrap leads to anti-Semitism though, takes all of the fun out
of a light hearted discussion. Rod
Right, Rod diagrees with Rob..ergo Rob is a crackpot. How typical.
You take an extreme right position, I link to an extreme left website.
Now that we're 'balanced', I can tell you that you're extremely
If you swallow. hook, line and sinker, all the bullshit that the Bush
administration spews forth via their leaks and media manipulation,
then I feel sorry for you.
I prefer to go through life without blinders on.
It is hard to find intelligent people in the political news-groups.
They're just pissing contests.
At least, in here, there are some brains present.
But, none of that takes away from the fact that I worry about my
Appreciate the sentiment, but sorry to say you're wasting your time. There
is a historical cycle to which all civilizations are subject, and this one
is now on its downward swing.
... and there simply ain't enough balls, or altruistic intellect, left to
change the fact.
c'est la vie ...
Everyone know's that Armitage was the source. If you believe that
Armitage acted of his own accord then I guess you've been convinced by
the President the Vice President, Libby and Fox News.
I guess the jury wasn't convinced and neither am I.
Since you apparently do not understand what Libby was convicted of I
wouldn't be surprised you wouldn't be convinced as well......The jury did
not convict him of leaking anything but rather misrepresenting when and how
he learned of Valerie Plame's CIA employment. If he had been convicted of
violating the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act the charges and
penalties would have been entirely different and definitely severe. May I
repeat Novak and Armitage have already verified that Armitage innocently (he
did not know releasing her name was illegal) released her employment status
with the CIA......The prosecutor had no case against anyone for leaking her
identity but did convict Libby for perjury......Rod
I know exactly what Libby was convicted of. So does the President
since his statement did not disagree with the perjury conviction only
the penalty. Libby lied and even the President knows it.
I realize that the Armitage situation is a different (not unrelated)
matter. You can believe that Armitage acted independently or out of
ignorance. You can also believe that the Vice President and his staff
(including Libby) knew nothing about it.
I choose not to believe either scenario.
Actually, the mandatory sentencing guidelines, for which this
administration has been a stickler (up to this point), for Libby's
crime are 30-37 months. He got the minimum. But, I guess 1 day was
too large a price to pay, for someone of his stature, for the crime.
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