I hope the readers of this blog pardon me for being such a slow reader, but I'm trying to devour every ounce of information so that I may accurately portray what is in the book. Presently reading the 'PERSONNEL' section, I'm hoping that George W. talks about some of the people he actually pardoned. Why would a president pardon a felon? George W. did.
One of my main interests that has not yet been answered is how George W. sees his decision to invade Iraq, and what intelligence he may have to justify his invasion. After all, Americans are still dying in a war that he started. He may claim that the terrorists are responsible, but again he just doesn't get it. He is the one who pulled the trigger when he sent our troops to the other side of the world to die in George Bush's war on terrorism. Of course, the terrorists were quick to respond in painting a bulls-eye on the United States, and the threat of terrorism in my mind now is as heightened now as it was in 2001. But the 43'rd president takes credit for no attacks by terrorists since 911. Congratulations George W.!!!!
I would also like to know about what he truly might have to say about Dick Cheney's assistant for National Security Affairs, and who also served as Chief of Staff to the Vice President and to the president himself, Mr. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Libby served in Washington as a government official and policy advisor from 1981 thru 2005 when he was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2005. He was accused of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice. At the end, he became a convicted felon and sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000. But George Bush then decided to commute his sentence of 30 months in prison. Bush states, "I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison. ... My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby. The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged." On December 10th 2007, Libby's lawyers indicated that the only way Libby would be relieved of his felony conviction would be if George W. would grant him a full presidential pardon. George W. did nothing of the sort, as on December 11, 2007, he issued 29 pardons but did not include Libby among them. What were George W's reasoning not to fully pardon Libby since he went as far as removing his prison sentence? Does he actually think that it is right to choose which felon has to service a jail sentence? The man was actually convicted of four counts of lying to federal officials, perjury, and obstruction of justice, the chief of staff of the Vice President who knowingly offered up Valerie Plame's name to a New York Times reporter, a CIA covert officer that was undercover at the time. If he became a convicted felon as he did, he should have served the time. What's up with that George W.? It looks as if a crook saved another crook here.