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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-02-09 02:14 AM
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79. You're fucking kidding me, aren't you?
Here are some facts. See if you can keep up.

>This is a guy who couldn't find a charge against anyone in the Bush regime with regard to Plame and the Iraq war lies, except Libby (who was dangled as an acceptable loss), and even him for nothing more than perjury in the course of his investigation, and here people have heroized him for years and years.<

He managed a conviction against the third highest ranking person in the White House, the first time this has happened in 167 YEARS. Libby was the gatekeeper. He was the key to getting both Bush and Cheney put behind bars. Those who think they are "experts" on the entire situation either don't comprehend what they read, or they just plain refuse to accept facts. The only way Bush and Cheney would have been tried is if a) Fitzgerald could have secured Libby's testimony against them, and b) the case itself was handled by Congress due to greymail issues. That case would have NEVER been heard in open court because of the national security issues, and greymail almost derailed Libby's case as well. The special counsel and his staff fought tooth and nail to make sure it didn't happen. They got a conviction against astronomical odds. Libby's sentence was commuted to shut him up. If he was pardoned, his Fifth Amendment rights don't apply, and he'd be on the hot seat in a New York City minute.

"Nothing more than perjury"? Perjury brought Bill Clinton down.

>I bet he's had as many quid-pro-quo arrangements in his career as Blago himself.

Oh, you bet. That's exactly why he stays in the US Attorney's office at a fraction of what he could make per year in a private law firm, not to mention the fact that he'd probably work less hours at a private firm as well.

So, Blago's completely innocent, and then in the next breath, you're bitching about "quid pro quo"? You might want to rethink your entire premise.

It's comical to me that so many here are sooooooooo much more intelligent than Patrick Fitzgerald. At the same time, I sure as hell don't see any of you taking the assistant US attorney career path. I wonder why?

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