UPDATE: July 2, 2007
Oh, and in other news, the Shrub commuted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's sentence just hours after a three-judge panel denied the convicted perjurer a delay in serving the two and a half year jail term. There was never any doubt that this would happen, it was just a matter of when. The Shrub lied repeatedly in his statements, but this was the most revolting:
"I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a statement. "But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison."
If the Shrub respected the jury's verdict, then why did he do an end run around it? What a lying piece of shit. But then, look at the other lying pieces of shit he hangs around with. But that's not all. Read this:
Bush: "Others point out that a jury of citizens weighed all the evidence and listened to all the testimony and found Mr. Libby guilty of perjury and obstructing justice. They argue, correctly, that our entire system of justice relies on people telling the truth. And if a person does not tell the truth, particularly if he serves in government and holds the public trust, he must be held accountable."
Bush then stripped away the prison time.
This just goes to show the utter contempt George W. Bush holds not only for the truth, but for the rule of law. Somebody ought to allow impeachment proceedings to begin, say, Congress. But most members are cowards, especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and so all we're left with is yet another rape of the rule of law and the Constitution.