[QUOTE]guage - 2/11/2006 6:57 PM
JimSmith - 2/11/2006 1:23 PM
That was the point here, the "moral values" arguments just don't seem to apply to lying and leaking classified information when it is done by a conservative's elected official.
Was any body charged?
they entrapped him into lying about a blow job
What trap did they use to get him to lie under oath? That was the crime
Just look at the way you have reacted to Tom Delay's situation. You were all relieved and reinvigorated by the dropping of charges, not because he was "not guilty" but because his lawyer pointed out the law he was accused of breaking was put into effect after he did the deed.
Who's so stupid as to charge some one, when there was never a law against it?
Why is it that leaking existence of the illegal wiretapping, which is roundly being viewed as illegal by anyone outside the inner circle of the Bush regime's advisors,
Are you saying this is domestic wire taps?
Yes. Scooter Libby has been indicted for obstruction of justice, lying and so on. The investigation is still underway. There may be more indictments.
With regard to the Tom Delay subject, invest a moment and read the indictment, the defense argument and the ruling. Tom Delay is still under indictment for a variety of crimes. The one he "got off" on was one that could be considered illegal by the standards of existing laws at the time, however, another law was subsequently passed that was more explicit. In any case, what he did is not something anyone who really believes our government officials are supposed to live up to reasonable ethical standards should find acceptable, regardless of the chonology of events.
As of this time, the illegal wiretapping is spying on Americans who may or may not be involved in criminal activity involving people from areas of the globe that the present administration might believe are associated with Al-Qaeda. Last time around the present administration's standards for making such connections and then initiating an invasion proved quite a bit less than accurate.
The short answer is yes. It is the domestic aspect of the wiretapping that is being considered illegal. Jim