Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I would assume it was to keep Libby quiet. If he blabs about it now, who cares, but if he had blabbed while Bush was in office, either he or Cheney could be impeached. But it is interesting that in the end Bush threw a fuck into them both.
It is looking to me like Cheney cooked the whole thing up and Bush himself must of gotten blindsided by it when it blew up. To me the most surprising thing is that Cheney himself did not get a pardon - a president has a right to pardon for crimes not yet charged against a person. Cheney is very vulnerable to prosecution on a number of fronts, and most of the country would cheer the effort.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address