Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Libby found guilty

Lewis Libby, former chief of staff to US Vice-President Dick Cheney, has been found guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury. This has got to be a major body-blow to the Bush administration, especially as Bush entered office promising to clean up what he saw as the sloppy practices of the Clinton days.

It is interesting that this trial did not address the original alleged crime, namely that of revealing the identity of a CIA agent. As such, it has eerie echoes of the Watergate scandal (where the cover-up became more important that the original incident) and perhaps (time will tell) our own little escapade close to home ("Cash for peerages")

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