I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

30 Months

I guess having friends who are also international felons like Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Paul Wolfowitz, and John Bolton serve as character witnesses didn't help Scooter Libby.
Libby Gets 30 Months in Prison in C.I.A. Leak Case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation.

Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, stood calmly before a packed courtroom as a federal judge said the evidence overwhelmingly proved his guilt.

"People who occupy these types of positions, where they have the welfare and security of nation in their hands, have a special obligation to not do anything that might create a problem," U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said.


Walton fined Libby $250,000 and placed him on probation for two years following his release from prison. Walton did not immediately address whether Libby could remain free pending appeal.
So will he have to go to jail at once and will George W. Bush give him a pardon? At this point Bush has little to lose by granting a pardon and in fact would increase his faltering support among the base.

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