Easter Rambling - Senate Recess
My opinions on the Libby case comprehend the political maneuverings and the legal details. IMO, the case is a simple perjury case, and Libby is guilty of lying to investigators. I think the case is based on a bogus investigation, but President Bush gave his imprimatur to it.
I find the reaction of the amateur partisan commentators amusing. The inclination on the President's side is to besmirch Fitzgerald and to excuse perjury based on comparative morality and on a legal theory that excuses misleading investigators on the grounds they were assigned to a case that would find no wrongdoing.
The DEMs over-react too (Duh). Libby's lies are turned into evidence of a conspiracy by President Bush to mislead the public into war with Iraq.
Reasoned dialog is hard to come by, given those wildly divergent points of view.