Carol Platt Liebau: The Greater Danger

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Greater Danger

Jack Kelly weighs in with an important reminder:

[T]he greater threat to our civil liberties comes not from the measures the Bush administration has taken to protect us from terrorists, but from prosecutors who abuse their power for political purposes.

FOr years, the Democrats screamed about the mild-mannered Ken Starr -- who had been assigned the Monica Lewinsky case against his wishes. Funny that they're so silent about Patrick Fitzgerald, Mike Nifong and others.

7 Comments:

Blogger Dittohead said...

What is fair for the goose is fair for the gander. Republicans fully supported Ken Star's work on a lie about a private affair. If they are not hypocrites they certainly must should support Fitzgerald's work on possibly exposing the outing of a CIA agent for political gain and that Americans were mislead into an illegal war on sexed up intelligence.

11:28 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

I think your talking point is out of date.

Fitzgerald has already determined that Valerie Plame wasn't covered by the statute and therefore there was no criminal "outing".

At this point he's investigating who remembered what was said to Matthew Cooper.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

elarson,

I think you are referring to Libby throwing sand into Fitzgerald's investigation by lying and not that Plame was not covered by statute.

Per MSNBC 2/06-

Patrick Fitzgerald found that Plame had indeed done "covert work overseas" on counterproliferation matters in the past five years, and the CIA "was making specific efforts to conceal" her identity, according to newly released portions of a judge's opinion.

12:43 PM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

Perjury and obstruction of justice are felonies. I seem to recall that Republicans believed that a lie under oath was sufficiently criminal to justify impeaching a president. Now it's just a minor nuisance to be ignored? More evidence that the only law the Republicans respect is "it's okay if you're a Republican."

1:34 PM  
Blogger suek said...

>>I seem to recall that Republicans believed that a lie under oath was sufficiently criminal to justify impeaching a president. Now it's just a minor nuisance to be ignored?>>

And vice versa.

I thought that lying under oath was only perjury - and therefore a felony - when the lie was relevant and significant? If there is no crime, there can be no perjury?

Dittohead, please post a site/cite.
Here's one for you:
http://tinyurl.com/eonzz

1:47 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

suek,

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11179719/site/newsweek/

2:09 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Newsweek of the bogus Koran-Flush.

Any others?

12:09 PM  

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