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Friday, October 28, 2005 Dumb: Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald indicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby today on five counts related to the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's name. You can read the indictment here. [PDF document] Libby faces charges of one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury and two counts of making false statements.
Here's a few quick thoughts on this issue:
Libby is just plain stupid to get nailed for lying. That's all he's gotten nailed for -- lying about politics.
No one, including Libby, has been charged with any violation related to actually leaking Valerie Plame's name. Why? Is it too difficult to prosecute for that or was it actually not a crime?
It's sadly ironic that Libby has been indicted for lying about telling the truth to reporters, while Joseph Wilson continues to receive accolades for lying to reporters and the American people.
What would you typically call Libby if he were on the "popular" side of exposing a lie? A whistleblower.
I think the lesson in this is that if you are going to tell the truth, you need to keep telling the truth.
What did I miss?
A guy gets recommended by his CIA wife to go to Africa
Guy gets back, writes an article for a international newspaper saying: “The Bush Admin lied, and I know because was sent by the Vice Presidents Office”
Vice President's Chief of Staff says: “No, your lying, you were sent by your CIA wife”