Originally Posted by running with scissors
once again we see a total lack of accountability by this administration and the people who serve in it. they like to continually preach taking responsibility for ones actions and yet they take none for themselves when it doesn't not suit their purposes.
Oh stop. Go read the list of Clinton pardons and grants of clemency on Drudge. Then read his reasons. It happen all the time, and I happen to agree with the reasons Bush had on this one.
Originally Posted by Ptrash
Not on first offense, but they might get life in Cali if it's the thrid strike!
And In NY, people get 20-life for serving as couriers, carrying a few ounces of coke--see the story of Elaine Bartlett at the end of this article: http://www.villagevoice.com/news/981...an,8982,1.html
. What's worse, selling drugs or betraying a CIA agent and being part of a conspiracy to take your nation to war (a war, by the way, that has resulted in an out-of-control opium market in one of the 2 countries you've invaded and occupied, something that's surely going to put more drugs on the market that poor people in the US can get arrested for selling, and then get incarcerated in your fellow Repubican's private prisons!)
Ahh...now we're talking 3rd strike. That's a separate matter. And as for "betraying a CIA agent?" Get real. She wasn't "betrayed." Jesus.
Originally Posted by groverat
I think this is a very dangerous precedent to set.
No it's not. It's not even unprecedented...not by a long shote.
It is sad to see Bush (and his cronies on the Internet and in the media) downplay this. A covert CIA agent working against WMD was outed for political reasons, and one of the men convicted in the cover-up was given a walk.
Please, stop. Her identity was no secret. The revealing of her name was not a crime. PF knew who leaked and pursued the investigation anyway. It's a joke of as case.
This is worse than Watergate, far worse than Watergate.
Our country is in a very bad way right now.[/QUOTE]
It doesn't even come close to Watergate. It shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence.
Originally Posted by SpamSandwich
Our government is out of control and the rank criminality displayed by both parties is sickening.
Now that I agree with.
Originally Posted by sammi jo
Tell that to someone languishing in an Alabama jail for having pot, whether its one joint, or an ounce or whatever. The average sentence for first-degree marijuana possession is 8.4 YEARS
, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.
Originally Posted by Jubelum
Consider "First Degree" though, from the story
2.2 pounds? That's a Gregory Hines-sized joint. Not some Joey Ramone wannabe with a half-ounce stick of schwag.
Just for the sake of clarity... not necessarily passing judgment on the legality issue.
Ding Ding Ding!
Originally Posted by @_@ Artman
And there you have the typical American voter.
I don't see what that's an insult. Elections are generally held between two candidates. We may not like it, but it's true. You vote for the person who most represents your views. I agreed with Bush on most of his platform both times I voted for him. Secondly, I thought both the other candidates were exceptionally weak, for lack of a better term at the moment. Kerry was an unmitigated joke and Gore didn't know who he was, to say the least.
Now, I have my serious disagreements with Bush at the moment. Immigration/border security. Spending. Lack of initiatives on SS and taxes. Medicare. The list goes on, but Libby is not on that list. That's all I'm saying.