Friday, October 28, 2005

One shoe drops

The axe has fallen as Libby has been indicted.
Vice presidential adviser I. Lewis "Scooter' Libby Jr. was indicted Friday on charges of obstruction of justice, making a false statement and perjury in the CIA leak case.

Two comments.

1) If Libby committed perjury, he should (as Bill Clinton should have but didn't) go to jail. You don't do it. You can't do it. The system depends on people telling the truth, and he's got to know that, and know better. It's completely unacceptable to be making false statements under oath to a Grand Jury.

2) If there was a crime committed before the investigation began two years ago, they should have been able to nail it down by now, right? Does this mean that there was no crime? It's difficult to imagine that there was, based on the information available in the public domain. Which means that Libby did one of the stupidest things imaginable - he committed perjury (if he did) to cover up something that wasn't a crime in the first place...

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