Monday, February 12, 2007

Scooter Libby's Defense: Everyone is Doing It

And what is Scooter Libby’s defense in his obstruction of justice case? Well it looks like it’s simply that he shouldn’t be prosecuted for the leak because everyone and his or her brother or sister were outing Valerie Plame to news reporters.

Yep, there it is in a nutshell.

Except he isn’t being tried for leaking that Valerie Plame was a CIA operative.

He is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.

Libby made false statements to the FBI because he was hiding something. To say that he forgot what he said to who makes perfect sense if you are obfuscating on all fronts. Maybe he should have remembered Ronald Reagan’s famous quote:
“I’m not smart enough to lie”.
But what I can’t figure out is why it is a defense that all sorts of government officials were exposing a CIA agent, not just Scooter Libby.

At least they’re not lying about it.

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