Thursday, March 08, 2007

Scooter Libby is not a nice man

Hugh at FDL wants to temper any sympathy anyone might be tempted to extend towards Scooter Libby.

Of course, as we all know, Scooter chose to stick to his lies and protect his boss. Now some say that after his conviction, they have some sympathy for him, that he was a fall guy, a scapegoat. I beg to differ. Libby was after George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove the most important and powerful person in the White House –which means the country which means the world. He was the point man on lying us into a disastrous war and destroying our civil liberties.

Scooter Libby is not a nice man. He is not a confused man. He is not the victim. We are.

Scooter Libby was the Chief of Staff to the most powerful and arrogant Vice President in our history, someone who is regularly described as the Prince of Darkness and Darth Cheney. You can not work for someone like that and be just some poor dumb slug. You have to be an active and willing participant, a facilitator. You have to believe. And Scooter does believe, not in the oafish Bush, but in his boss and in the fear, threat filled world he inhabits.

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