Saturday, February 24, 2007

Perjury, regardless of what you are covering up, is wrong

Larry Johnson writes:
Boy, what a difference six years makes. The Wall Street Journal online edition shed crocodile tears today over the suffering of poor Scooter Libby.


Somebody track down the author of the editorial, Daniel Henniger, and let him know that Libby is charged with PERJURY and OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. Henninger must be a new guy and completely unaware or misinformed about the Wall Street Journal's stand on issues of PERJURY and OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. Yes sirree. The Wall Street Journal certainly sang a different tune way back in 2001.


Let's get this straight. Lying about a blow job is an impeachable offense. But lying about the leak of a covert agent's secret identity is silliness?

Here's my position--perjury, regardless of what you are covering up is wrong. That was a position I thought that genuine conservatives touted. But now I know that is wrong. After watching the spectacle of apologists for Scooter Libby insist "no harm, no foul" we are now asked to conclude that charges of perjury and obstruction of justice are meaningless. If that's the case we owe Bill Clinton a big apology and the tax payers deserve a rebate for any money spent to impeach a President over an act (perjury) that the rightwing and neocons now concede is simply abuse by an overzealous prosecutor.

We cannot change history. President Clinton ultimately took responsibility for his actions and was punished. The future is before us. If Scooter Libby is found guilty will he be man enough to take responsibility? I doubt it.


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