06 March 2007

Libby is guilty

Former Cheney aide Scooter Libby is now guilty of two counts of perjury, one count of making false statements, and one count of obstruction of justice.

Although it highlights the culture of corruption in the W regime, this is only a symbolic move, as Libby is seen by everyone as a sacrificial lamb, and W and Cheney are considered the true guilty ones who masterminded the outing of CIA Agent Valerie Plame and fabrication of evidence for the Iraq War.

Libby may get as much as 30 years in prison, but actual sentence will be much less, and W will most likely pardon him in the twilight days of his presidency.

A small victory for justice, but not big enough and not significant enough, I am afraid.