Edger at Edgeing has a post on Bill Moyers discussing the Scooter Libby sentence for perjury and obstruction. The accompanying video is compelling if only to see the parade of dark characters complaining about the injustice of the Libby sentence. None of these people give a flying f*** about justice, nor have they given any indications that they oppose our incarceration happy approach to crime. They do not care about harsh sentencing guidelines, forced confessions, wrongful imprisonments, inhuman jail and prison conditions, detentions without trial or torture of government detainees. In the war on terror, they have been the architects of these policies.
The sight of the robotically calculating Condoleeza Rice, the reptilian Paul Wolfowitz and Alpha-bully Dick Cheney complaining about the injustice of Libby's incarceration is an affront to decency. What offends me isn't the idea of a shorter sentence or an alternate sentence for Libby; I believe prison should be reserved for dangerous and refractory criminals who don't respond to alternate forms of correction. What offends me is the hypocritical whining of Libby pals who have allegedly discovered the notion of justice now that one of their own is facing government detention.
Perhaps one good thing will come of it if Libby is forced to serve his sentence. I would expect him to emerge from prison advocating for reform of our barbaric penal system. They almost always do.