As the cartoon indicates, you can keep sleeping, nothing to see here, like a creek winding down the hillside with tributaries branching off along the way, by the time it gets to the ocean there is nothing left.
What was once a delight knowing that there WOULD be a price to pay has turned out to be a price CUT and get out of jail free card for one of the main Neo-Fascists involved in PNAC.
They protect their own, any way they can, money and corruption are the key to Libby's cell and the door has swung open wide.
The President’s commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison sentence does not serve justice, condones criminal conduct, and is a betrayal of trust of the American people.
The President said he would hold accountable anyone involved in the Valerie Plame leak case. By his action today, the President shows his word is not to be believed. He has abandoned all sense of fairness when it comes to justice, he has failed to uphold the rule of law, and he has failed to hold his Administration accountable.Gee wiz Nancy, here's a nickel, go buy a clue.
Here is Rep. Slaughter:
“The President has claimed Mr. Libby’s sentence was excessive. But the only excessive actions taken were those of the Administration as it sought to exact retribution against a critic. As I learned personally from the testimony of former CIA agents, its actions were unconscionable. “The case against Scooter Libby always involved much more than the fate of one man. By revealing Valerie Plame’s identity, the Administration endangered her life, the life of everyone in the field she had worked with, and America’s national security. This illegal action set back the work of our intelligence community immeasurably by breaking bonds of trust which take years to form. Two years is a paltry price to pay for the damage done to our nation, damage Mr. Libby made possible. “With its decision, the Bush Administration has proven that to the very end, it is interested only in shielding its members from accountability rather than encouraging it, even when doing so comes at the direct expense of our nation’s security.”
Hey! Someone is paying attention in those halls of Congress!
One note, the blindfold has been removed from Justice and it is now able to discerne between the wealthy elite that choose to break the law and the rest of us, guess what?
The rest of us are screwed.