Well, I'm terribly sad about that. One of my patients said to me that it 'was poetic justice,' fits the Bush lied theme. Have previously posted on aspects related to that idea. The jury near to conviction wore their Valentine's Day love you shirts. I can believe in hangings but wearing a Valentine's shirt and treat the victim like a cockroach just shows a depth of contempt for a Republican that was trying to help his country that shocks me. Valentine's can be a dangerous holiday; a day of oral sadism.
One of the posters on Just One Minute, JOM, which I have been visiting frequently on the Libby trial says:
'The jury bought Fitzgerald's premise that ALL OF THESE WITNESSES couldn't be wrong. Even though each witness individually was a zero, the jury added all the zeros together and came to Guilty.
Each witness was allowed to have a bad memory but Libby's own bad memory was enough to vote guilty on, according to the jury.'
'Dare I say this? Some of the blame for this ridiculous trial and verdict must go to the White House - that's President Bush - for requiring that everyone completely cooperate with the "investigation" (a.k.a. "witch hunt") or risk being fired (and deemed "guilty" by implication). By exhibiting such naivete, Bush painted a big red bulls-eye on his entire administration.' The ground was shifting a bit under his feet. Bush, used to being liked at that point, reached to his enemies to maintain his status; his staff must have failed him. Somebody(s) really failed Libby.
There is a call for a pardon. I believe Libby is a victim of the war on terror, a 'friendly fire' victim if you will. At this point, the most important thing to preserve is honor. I think the president could best do that by sending a memo to the director of the Arlington National Cemetery that when the time comes, I. Lewis Libby, if he wishes, should be buried, with honors, there. The press secretary should announce this having been done.