Tuesday, June 12, 2007
SECRETARY RICE: Look, let me tell you what I think about Scooter Libby. I think he's served the country really well.
Consider the source here. Has this educated pawn of the Corporate Government been truthful to "We The People" or has she parroted the agenda of Bush & Co. since her first day in office. What we have here is a crony of "The Commander Guy", kinda like a cartoon character that we are supposed to believe is a benovelent leader...Glargh...puke...And a bunch of ideologues who support him and are telling us he is above the law, as well as whomever is serving him. It took years and untold amounts of money and energy to finally prosecute one of these evil crooks, and Condosleazy has the gall to ask for sympathy for Scooter. Why in the hell is he still out of jail? Because our installed Faux Republican White house is above the law, and answers to nobody, especially the American People. They have no honor, pride, or redeeming qualities, and will be there untill they are drug from their dark corners kicking and screaming in a frenzy of disharmonious self rightiousness like the world has never seen.
Editor and Publisher
Condoleezza Rice, Meeting With 'WSJ' Editorial Board, Gives Props to Scooter Libby
By E&P Staff
Published: June 11, 2007 4:00 PM ET
NEW YORK Meeting with the Wall Street Journal's editorial board, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who promoted the invasion of Iraq, disclosed the name of a cover CIA agent then was convicted of four counts of perjury and obstruction of justice, had "served the country really well." She hinted that a presidential pardon was in order.
Asked for her views on a pardon, Rice demurred but then came to the strong defense of Libby, stating that he should be treated "in accordance" with his public service. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison last week, convicted on four felony counts, despite letters of support from many highly-placed figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to Gen. Peter Pace.
The transcript of that part of the Friday interview follows. It has been posted at the Online Journal.
QUESTION: In today's Wall Street Journal there's an article by Fouad Ajami making the analogy that -- basically saying that the President's reluctance to pardon Scooter Libby is akin to leaving a wounded soldier on the battlefield. What do you think of that analogy?
SECRETARY RICE: Look, I'm not going to get involved in trying to give the President advice on how he ought to think about this. You know, he has to think about what he wants to do.
QUESTION: What's your own opinion?
SECRETARY RICE: You know that...
QUESTION: You think he should go to jail?
SECRETARY RICE: Look, let me tell you what I think about Scooter Libby. I think he's served the country really well. I think he did it to the best of his ability. I think that he is going through an extremely difficult time with his family and for him. And you know, I'm just desperately sorry that it's happening to him and I -- you know, the legal system has spoken, but I tell you, this is a really good guy who is a good public servant and ought to be treated in accordance with that.