Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Was Bush right to Pardon Libby?

US Democrats have expressed outrage at President Bush’s decision to commute the prison sentence given to former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

It seems that there is different justice for different people. Paris Hilton raised controversy because of the way she was jailed and released. At the political level, Lewis Libby is pardoned when he should serve at least a part of his sentence to serve as an example for other politicians.

Bill Clinton at the eleventh hour and eleventh minute of his presidency made controversial pardons. So Bush's pardon regarding Libby is just a continuation of the controversial pardons that take place from time to time.

As a governor of Texas, Bush probably never pardoned a person convicted to the death sentence. As a president, it isn't bad if he shows leniency towards a political friend.
But Libby's misdemeanour looks minor compared to former president's Nixon who wasn't brought to trial after the Watergate scandal in which he was involved. But as a friend of Bush, Libby got an easy pardon. This shows that "a friend in need is a friend indeed", especially when it comes to friendship at the higher circles.

3 comments:

Ryan & Adriane Smith said...

Is it me or is Bush's ear the size of his face in this picture, wow!

Bunc said...

Both these guys have HUGE ears! Maybe its a seret part of being a neocon? "Sorry pal - we cant let you into the government because your ears are too small."

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