Scooter Libby was found guilty on four of five counts– lying to a grand jury and to congress about how he learned Valerie Plame’s identity, how he spread that news, and why. Sadly, he’s held his line and not rolled over on Cheney, who passed him the secret in order to falsify intelligence, spin data, and drag the nation into a war of aggression.
Four years and thousands of deaths later, Libby’s getting a slap on the wrist and Cheney’s getting away with it. I imagine that once he’s done a few months in a minimum-security prison, Libby will get some sort of reward for his service– a suitcase full of cash, a sweet consulting or lobbying gig, whatever.
Just another day undermining human decency in the capitol.