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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

(Obstruction of Justice)2

So Cheney has commuted Libby's sentence.
"I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a written statement. "But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend 30 months in prison."
Thirty months is too harsh for a convicted rich-white-guy criminal, but 76 months (and counting) for dark-skinned hostages at Gitmo doesn't even phase our ruling criminals.

But don't worry, the Dumbocrats are all over this one. Harry Reid says that "history" will judge Bush harshly for this particular travesty of justice (the Libby one, not the far greater Gitmo one). Jonathan Schwarz comments:
Oh, if only the United States Senate had some way of judging George Bush! If only our Founding Fathers had had the foresight to provide such a method in Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 of our Constitution!

But sadly, the Senate is completely powerless in such situations, leaving this matter entirely in the hands of history.
Of course, Bush didn't consider any of the 152 executions he approved as governor of Texas to be too harsh. But those weren't rich white guys.