07 March 2007

Libby, Cheney or Rove

The Scooter Libby case seems to be the political talk of North America, it is probable that Libby is taking the fall for the release of the CIA agent’s name instead of someone much higher, either Dick Cheney or Karl Rove.

I suspect that they are worried that if Libby has to serve any significant time in prison that he will break with his former political masters and spill the beans. Thus bringing federal proceedings against them and effectively killing their political/corporate careers.

Irrespective of the sentencing I would imagine that Scooter Libby will serve very little time in jail, allowing for the appeals process which should drag out the case, even if he goes to jail for a period of time, then George Bush will probably issue him with a Presidential pardon as one of his last tasks in office.

So the issue for Cheney, Rove and Libby is to drag out the proceedings until near the end of George Bush's term in office, then Libby can go free and probably to some nice well paid job connected with a Cheney associate or corporation.

But we shall see how it pans out, politics in DC is dark and murky.

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