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Libby's Prison Break

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

President George W. Bush spared I. Lewis Libby Jr. from prison Monday, commuting his two-and-a-half year sentence in a case connected to Washington's decision to invade Iraq. Mr. Libby was convicted of lying to federal agents investigating the leak of the name of a covert C.I.A. operative, Valerie Wilson. Mrs. Wilson’s husband, Joseph Wilson, was asked to investigate a central claim in Mr. Bush’s drive to war with Iraq — whether Iraq tried to purchase uranium from Africa. Mr. Wilson concluded that Iraq had not done that and had the temerity to share those conclusions with the American public.



It seems clear from the record that Vice President Dick Cheney organized a campaign to discredit Mr. Wilson. And Mr. Libby, who was Mr. Cheney’s chief of staff, was willing to lie to protect his boss.

Anyways... Bush's disgraceful action, announced hours after a panel of judges ruled that Libby, could not put off serving his sentence while he appealed his conviction.

"I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a statement. "But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive."

The president's decision means that Libby, 56, no longer faces the prospect of leaving his wife and two children, in what probably would have been a matter of weeks, to report to prison.

Sheeshh... even Paris Hilton had more jail time than Libby! I reckon the writers of Prison Break should learn a thing or two from Libby! heh heh! Here's a NEW sneak preview of Prison Break: Season 3.

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