Friday, October 28, 2005

Scooter Indicted


I know I'm not telling anyone something they don't know by saying that Scooter Libby was indicted by a Grand Jury today.

Obstruction of justice, perjury, making false statements. That's pretty serious stuff.

I don't want people to think that this is no big deal because it's not actually "leaking a CIA operatives name." Lying about it under oath is every bit as serious as doing it in the first place. Fitzgerald said it was like this: A baseball umpire is trying to make a call in a game and the "obstruction of justice charge" is that someone throws sand in his eyes in an effort to keep him from making his call. That seems like pretty serious stuff to me.

I'm wondering how long it will be before Karl Rove is handed an indictment. Fitzgerald left the idea open that other indictments can still be handed out. Don't let Bush-supporters get away with making people think this is just some "technicality."

This is a good day for justice and the country.

The only thing that would make it better would be a Rove indictment.

UPDATE: My apologies to Terrance at Republic of T. It seems as though I was stealing his bandwidth by linking to his picture of Scooter Libby. I've since reconfigured it so that blogger is now hosting it.

3 comments:

LindseyD said...

It wasn't a technicality when Clinton did it, atleast thats what the wingnuts said then. Now it's suddenly 'not a big deal'. And they're also more then ready to jump on the "this is just payback for Clinton" mentality. Guess I just think about it like this. Clinton did something wrong, but atleast getting sucked off wasn't a threat to national security....lol

I'm holding a silly indictment party on my site tomorrow if anyone wants to come. It'll be chat based, with tons of comics, trivia...just fun stuff. Will be a nice break from digging through plamegate rumors over the last few months.

LindseyD said...

"I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment...it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn't indict on the crime."
~Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) on "Meet The Press" 10/23/05

"Willful, corrupt, and false sworn testimony before a Federal grand jury is a separate and distinct crime under applicable law and is material and perjurious if it is 'capable' of influencing the grand jury in any matter before it, including any collateral matters that it may consider."
~Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) referring to Clinton's "crime." 2/12/99

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