Watching the conversation on Libby unfold, here are some responses to the arguments right wingers seem to be putting forward:
This was about national security-- the intentional outing of a CIA agent.
A jury found him guilty of OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE and did not believe Libby just forgot.
Libby was prosecuted by a republican appointed prosecutor and sentenced by a republican appointed judge.
Bill Clinton was found innocent by the senate.
Libby was protecting Cheney and probably Rove, Bush's agent. Bush pardoned a man complicit in a crime he himself was implicated and suspected of being involved in.
Sandy Berger was found guilty of taking a few reports. Libby outed an active CIA agent. Berger didn't receive jail time.
Some online polls on whether it was right or wrong to commute Libby's sentence:
Wall Street Journal right 31% wrong 69% vote now: Wall Street Journal
CNN right 20% wrong 80% vote now: CNN
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