Tuesday, July 3, 2007
So much for my summer! George W. Bush has shown another facet of his administration to the U.S. and the world, unaccountability! Commuting "Scooter" Libby's sentence is perhaps the most blatant misuse of power seen yet from this circle of war-profiteering thugs. C'mon, 30 months in prison would be a walk in the park. How so, you ask? Because Libby would not have done his full sentence, and he probably would go to a minimum security prison.
In this corrupt administration of shredding, withholding, and deleting evidence there should be no surprise W stepped in to help a loyal underling. This is about CYA, y'all. An editorial in the NY Times said it best, "Presidents have the power to grant clemency and pardons. But in this case, Mr. Bush did not sound like a leader making tough decisions about justice. He sounded like a man worried about what a former loyalist might say when actually staring into a prison cell."
But some people will applaud this decision, and sadly enough believe this president is doing a good job. Oh well, I give up. I have put up with all the nonsense the neo-cons have dished out over the past seven years, but this just burns me to the core. If this kind of chicanery occurred anywhere else in the world people would flock to the streets in protest. Here in the U.S., however, I hear the deafening silence of acceptance. We have lost out revolutionary spirit. We have partaken of the Kool-Aid that the media-filter serves us daily, and we obediently consume to our hearts content. Sad situation indeed.