Monday, October 31, 2005

Scooter, we hardly knew ye

Before I get to my main point, I strongly encourage all readers to check out Sam Harris' brilliant article on Islamic fundamentalism. If you have not read his book The End of Faith you are missing a terrific, devastating critique of religious fundamentalism, particularly that of Islamic fundamentalism. For some strange reason, CAIR isn't trying to silence him,at least not yet (to the best of my knowledge).

As for Lewis "Scooter" Libby, I think he's getting a raw deal. I still fail to see what he did that was so terrible. (If someone who has followed this case closely disagrees, please let me know why I am wrong).If you want villains, I've got two for you: Karl Rove and Robert Novak. They were the ones who went after Valerie Plame and blew her cover. Apparently, Fitzgerald couldn't get the real miscreants and had to come up with some indictment to justify his investigation. I grant you a grown man really shouldn't go by Scooter, but bad taste in names doesn't call for an indictment.

I'm going to reserve judgement on Judge Alito for now. I actually believe in weighing the evidence on both sides before making a decision, unlike the loud party hacks rushing to judgement. (I'm talking to you, Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh).

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Baby said...

If you dont want to get charged with perjury, I have a novel idea: DONT LIE UNDER OATH TO A GRAND JURY!

Too FLIPPIN' bad Scooter. . . You cant do the time dont do the crime.

Chris said...

Yeah, I think we have to remember that Libby is not being charged with anything to do with Plames status. He's being charged with lying under oath, to a federal grand jury. These are very serious charges. The same charges for which Republicans impeached Clinton in '98.

The investigation is continuing and Rove may still be charged.

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