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Dubyas mate banged up. First of many?

#1
Libby, former aide to Cheney, sentenced to 2 1/2 years
By David Stout
International Herald Tribune
Tuesday, June 5, 2007

WASHINGTON: I. Lewis Libby Jr., once one of the most powerful men in government as Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, was sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in prison for lying to a grand jury and FBI agents who were investigating the unmasking of a CIA operative during a fierce debate over the war in Iraq.

Judge Reggie B. Walton also fined Libby $250,000 after declaring that there had been "overwhelming evidence" of Libby's guilt on the four counts - one each of obstruction of justice and giving false statements, and two of perjury. He was convicted on March 6.

After pronouncing sentence, Judge Walton called a short recess, after which he is expected to address the issue of whether Libby would be allowed to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction. He may rule on that question later Tuesday.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/06/05/america/05libby-A.php
I simply take the view that this creep is symptomatic of what has happened to the USA under Bush.

Let's see more of these creatures behind bars.
 
#2
And he's been disbarred from practicing as a lawyer as a result. By gum, we could do with our lot suffering some consequences as well.

First Howe & Co, now the American Bar Association. I may very well wind up not associating lawyers with pond-dwelling scum.

Did I just say that?...
 
#3
Not nearly long enough. I hope the brevity of the sentence reflects he sang like Nelli Melba, and we can expect a multitude of no-knocks in the very near future.

Be encouraged to do even better America. I hope the rot stops today. I'll be happy when I see Rove breaking big rocks.
 
#4
Perhaps he's being used as a distraction? He was probably told what to do, notwithstanding that, it's good to see him in prison
 
#6
and how fortunate the news should be released today.

Still, if he's proven to be corrupt, he can carry the rocks Libby and (Please God) Rove are breaking.
 
#7
PartTimePongo said:
Be encouraged to do even better America. I hope the rot stops today. I'll be happy when I see Rove breaking big rocks.
That certainly gets my vote, PTP. But I'd also like to see the rest of the corrupt, perverse band of crooks be subjected to the same.

Unfortunately, it'll never happen. It's due to what I call the "reversed net of big bucks", whereby the big fish swim through, while the small ones get caught up.

However, that's no reason to completely give up hope, is it?

MsG
 
#8
Is it getting even better?
Bush Faces Libby Pardon Dilemma
By Peter Baker
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 5, 2007; 3:34 PM

The 2-1/2 year sentence imposed on former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby today puts new pressure on President Bush, who may soon confront the choice of triggering a fresh political storm by pardoning a convicted perjurer or letting one of the early architects of his administration head off to prison.

Libby, who served as assistant to the president and chief of staff to Vice President Cheney until his indictment in late 2005, was ordered to serve 30 months behind bars and pay a $250,000 fine for committing perjury and obstruction of justice in the CIA leak case. But most disturbing to the White House may be comments by the judge indicating that he is inclined to order Libby to begin serving the sentence right away.

If Libby were allowed to remain free pending appeals, as occurs in many white-collar criminal cases, the White House might be able to defer the question of a pardon until after the November 2008 elections, when it would be less politically risky.

But U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said in court today that he doubts Libby has a viable appeal. "I just don't see it," he said. And therefore, Walton suggested, he would force Libby to report to prison unless his lawyers can change his mind at a hearing next week.

MORE
 
#9
For fcuks sake Bugsy don't loose heart, not now battle has been joined.
There is some serious dudes stateside more serious than the FBI or the CIA and they are just waiting to pounce as soon as one or other of the low lifes drop a drop of jisom out of place.
Way to Go - Go Low.

Larry Flynt on Daily Show seeking $1M sex scandal David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Tuesday June 5, 2007

On Monday's Daily Show, Jon Stewart reminded his viewers of "the role that porn entrepreneur Larry Flynt has played in shaping our government" and how, during the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal in 1998, Flynt's revelations led House Speaker-elect Bob Livingston to resign.

"Flynt is at it again," said Stewart, displaying a full-page ad offering $1 million for documented proof of a sexual encounter with a Congress member or high-ranking government official.

Stewart then spoke with Flynt by phone from Los Angeles. "We gotta get rid of the liars," said Flynt. "If we're gonna get another president in the White House who's getting head in the Oval Office, male or female, the American people should find that out now."

Stewart objected that looking for sexual scandals presently, unlike during the Clinton impeachment, "seems like sort of a non sequitur. Wouldn't it be better to offer a million dollars for someone who has proof of how we got into this fist**** in Iraq -- and by the way, when I say 'fistfuck' I don't mean to offend your delicate sensibilities."

"I've been doing this for years," responded Flynt, saying he'd already gotten 76 good leads but expected that to fall off to about 10.

"I'm gonna give you my top one," said Stewart. "If you get this, I'll actually give you a million dollars. Dick Cheney sucking off a horse. Think you can get it?"

"Well, I'll try," promised Flynt.
The following video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
 
#10
Bush and Blair up on war crimes is the dream. With that double threat to life and limb removed and locked away, just imagine the deleriously happy, positive, cleansed, re-invigorated human race that would emerge.
 
#11
I was enjoying this thred until Stonker brought up the subject of a Pardon. Hard time might have loosened the mouth of Scooter but I do not doubt for one second that a deal has been done and he'll never see the inside of cell let alone do time in a Federal Prison.
john
Never forget Clinton Pardoning Patty Hearst wonder what he got for that.
 

Nehustan

On ROPS
On ROPs
#12
goodkurtz said:
There is some serious dudes stateside more serious than the FBI or the CIA and they are just waiting to pounce as soon as one or other of the low lifes drop a drop of jisom out of place.
I heard some 'whispers' a while ago from the US that certain people are a little bored of the old 'Brotherhood of Daath' and associates, I could probably say who (i.e. which organ) but that would ruin all the fun.
 
#13
jonwilly said:
I was enjoying this thred until Stonker brought up the subject of a Pardon. Hard time might have loosened the mouth of Scooter but I do not doubt for one second that a deal has been done and he'll never see the inside of cell let alone do time in a Federal Prison.
john
I'll be somewhat surprised, and very disappointed if there's a pardon. I might see a commutation to half happening, though, but I wouldn't be to thrilled by it either.

Never forget Clinton Pardoning Patty Hearst wonder what he got for that.
I don't see that being quite the same. For starters, she had already had her sentence commuted by Carter, and secondly, Stockholm syndrome is an acknowledge affliction.

NTM
 
#14
It was on the cards, bound to happen. You finally get done for being a scheming lying chiseler. You're feeling pissed but a little part of you wonders - why did it take them so long?

Course all your mates rally round and want to write the judge telling him what an alright bloke you really are. They want to tell him to go easy on the numbers when writing out the time to serve.
You're touched that they care so much. But you don't know whether it will do any good. Heck, the beak might even go heavier when he finds out who your mates are. You see your mates names read like a roll call of the biggest scum bags around. S'hit, that's why they were your mates to begin with and you wouldn't have had it any other way. But really, does the judge need to know? It's a tough call.

Then out of the blue a mate turns up you haven't seen for a while. He
wants to help but he's the biggest of the big scum bags and as mad as a bat to boot. He's threatening to write the judge on your behalf. And you just know this is a seriously bad idea. A letter in your 'favour' from this guy could get you an extra ten stuck on top right away.

What to do? Do you let the guy go write the letter and hope for the best?
Or do you rush round, break down his door and stick a bullet in the back of his head to stop him as he taps on his laptop?

Either way you might be looking at some extra bird.
Certainly a 'Thought for the Day' you wont find on radio 4 this one!
Below is a link to just that kind of mate Libby's got. Check out the letter. It wasn't in green ink and had no spelling mistakes! Some one must have written it out for him.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0605071libby1.html

edited for incorrect spelling of the word 'Beak' subtly pointed out to me by pongo. Also edited in order to foreshorten a sentence which for some unaccountable reason, as on so many other occasions, like this one, appeared to be about three miles long.
 
#15
The editor of the neo con house journal, the Weekly Standard,
rips into Bush:

Who, Me?
Bush evades his responsibility with respect to Libby.
by William Kristol

06/05/2007 3:55:00 PM

"The President said that he felt terrible for the family, especially his wife and his kids."
--Deputy White House press secretary Dana Perino, accompanying President Bush on Air Force One, Tuesday



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I FEEL TERRIBLE for Scooter Libby's family. Millions of Americans feel terrible for Scooter Libby's family. But we can't do anything about the injustice that has been done. Nor can we do anything to avert a further injustice looming on the horizon--Judge Reggie Walton seems inclined not to let Libby remain free pending appeal.

Unlike the rest of us, however, George W. Bush is president. Article II, Section Two of the Constitution gives him the pardon power. George W. Bush can do something to begin to make up for the injustice a prosecutor appointed by his own administration brought down on Scooter Libby. And he can do something to avert the further injustice of a prison term.

Will Bush pardon Libby? Apparently not--even if it means a man who worked closely with him and sought tirelessly to do what was right for the country goes to prison. Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino, noting that the appeals process was underway, said, "Given that and in keeping with what we have said in the past, the president has not intervened so far in any other criminal matter and he is going to decline to do so now."

So much for loyalty, or decency, or courage. For President Bush, loyalty is apparently a one-way street; decency is something he's for as long as he doesn't have to take any
risks in its behalf; and courage--well, that's nowhere to be seen. Many of us used to respect President Bush. Can one respect him still?

William Kristol is editor of The Weekly Standard.
 
#16
What planet is Kristol on?

What 'injustice' was done to Libby?

The injustice is he is on his own. There are a lot more people , including Kristol who need to be up in front of the Beak.
 
#18
Here is some news from a press awards do on Planet KoolAid.
Ailes is the President of Faux.
(god I love these guys)


Mr. Ailes played the part of M.C. and presented this year's awards to two writers: Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and John Wilson, a recent graduate of Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Boot takes home a $20,000 prize, while Mr. Wilson—a young journalist—receives a $10,000 check and internship with the New York Post’s editorial page.

“We’ve become increasingly successful, and yet we’ve been increasingly criticized," he said to the crowd about his company. "Sometimes for being too pro-American. Sometimes we’re too pro-Israel. Sometimes too pro-democracy.

I’ve been quoted as saying, ‘This is a great country.’ A lot of people are trying to get in, nobody’s trying to get out. The press is an essential pillar of that democracy. The press didn’t invent democracy. Democracy invented freedom of the press. So we will investigate anything and find the truth, and report it, but we do not get up every morning, assuming that our country is guilty. We just happen to like democracy."

And he had some choice words for Democratic candidates who have decided not to debate on Fox.

“The candidates that can’t face Fox, can’t face Al Qaeda,” said Mr. Ailes. “And that’s what’s coming.”
And that's what's coming.
And that's what's coming.
And that's what's coming...
 

lill

Old-Salt
#19
not wanting to dampen anybody's ardour (ooer :lol: ) but to there seems to be a concerted effort to obtain a presidential pardon for Libby:

one of many comments: "I hope the president feels sufficient pressure to issue a pardon," said Richard Carlson, another member of Libby's defense fund. Carlson was ambassador to the Seychelles during the administration of Bush's father.

Bush is "a man of principle, like him or not, and the principle in this case is that a pardon is the right thing to do," Carlson said.


from Chicago Tribune

another page detailing the argument for a pardon from MSNBC

those are the first two i grabbed for illustrative purposes. the US meeja seems to be on the side of the "Free The Scooter" campaign.

i think it will take until after the G8 has finished before GWB gives it his full consideration.
 
#20
“The candidates that can’t face Fox, can’t face Al Qaeda,” said Mr. Ailes. “And that’s what’s coming.”
Did he then get on a fast horse and gallop through the streets of Lexington shouting "The Democrats are coming, the Democrats are coming"?

What a w*nker.
 

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