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10.28.2005

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Libby indicted on 5 counts. Perjury, obstruction of justice and false testimony. Rove is in the clear...for now.

Link to the indictment

Some thoughts:

Conservatives are contorting themselves into pretzels trying to spin this federal crime allegedly commited by I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby.

Some of the defenses:

Right Wing Spin: Perjury (obstruction of justice, false testimony) is not that big a deal.

Truth - Perjury, obstruction of justice and false testimony are major federal crimes and Scooter faces up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines if convicted. It is also pretty fucking hillarious that the same honor and integrity crowd who went after Bill Clinton like the villagers in a Frankenstein movie for lying under oath can now do a complete 180 and defend their guys for doing the same thing (only worse).

Right Wing Lie: Valerie Plame was known to work for the CIA prior to being outed.

Truth: Contrary to the lie on Drudge and other right wing outfits, Plame's neighbors had no idea she worked for the CIA prior to being outed. Neither did anyone else outside the CIA or federal government. The right wing lie that Plame was not undercover, blew her own cover or was well known prior to Scooter outing her is blown away:

Here

Here

Here

and Here

In fact Media Matters has a complete and factual rebuttal of all of the lies surrounding Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson here.

The investigation is ongoing into Karl Rove and other administration officials who risked our national security and the lives of undercover agents to punish Joe Wilson.

My 91 year old grandmother passed away in June. She was very sharp and knowledgeable and spent a lot of time reading and watching the news. We would have political discussions about this administration. She told me Bush was "the crookedest President we ever had". It's looking more and more like she was right.

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