"I respect the jury's verdict. But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison."
Well, it only took a few hours for The Commander Guy to become The Commutation Guy.
What a crock of shit!
A few minutes ago, Jeffrey Toobin on CNN called Libby getting "a very special brand of justice".
Our nation's leader just usurped a special prosecutor (Republican, no less), a sitting Judge (also Republican), a jury of HIS peers - 12, unbiased American citizens - and, just today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (also Republicans).
Not to mention the obvious conflict-of-interest.
Since it was Our Decider Guy, who gave, via the amended Executive Order 12958, Cheney the authority to declassify information at-will, and Cheney then used declassified information, instructing his minion Libby to go out and destroy Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson, we are now entering, eerily and sadly, 1973-Land, and, perhaps have to start asking THE QUESTION;
What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?
This is, and it is quite the understatement, a developing story.
Bush Commutes Libby Prison Sentence
Statement by the President
TreasonGate - What Did Bush Know, And When Did He Know It?
Firedoglake: BREAKING: MSNBC Reports Bush Commutes Libby’s Sentence
Think Progress: BREAKING: Bush Commutes Libby Sentence
Fitzgerald Questions Whether Equal Justice Prevails in Libby Case
Speaker Pelosi: A Betrayal of Trust of the American People
Jane Hamsher: Outrage
Keith Olbermann Video
Wilson and Plame: We're outraged!
House of scandal
Legal ramifications of Libby pardon