Thursday, November 17, 2005

AMERICAblog: WaPo comes to the rescue of Scooter

I read the article in the Washington Post about how Woodward's involvement is a "boon" to Libby, and shook my head. Now John in DC unpacks this surreal article: "In a rather bizarre article in Thursday's Washington Post, the newspaper claims that Woodward's testimony could be a 'boon' to Scooter.

The revelation that The Washington Post's Bob Woodward may have been the first reporter to learn about CIA operative Valerie Plame could provide a boost to the only person indicted in the leak case: I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby.

How? Well, the article doesn't really tell us that. Though it does say in the second paragraph:

Legal experts said Woodward provided two pieces of new information that cast at least a shadow of doubt on the public case against Libby, Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, who has been indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.

Pretty damning stuff, if the Post article actually said what the first two paragraphs of the article allege. Unfortunately, it does not."

I totally agree with John. Why does the fact that a THIRD administration minion is involved get Scooter off the hook for lying and obstruction?


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