Friday, June 15, 2007

Good for the goose? Why not send Libby to Gitmo?

Yesterday, a judge ruled that Lewis "Scooter" Libby (where do they come up with these guys?) must begin serving his prison sentence while his appeals are being heard. Libby, as you will recall, participated in the "outing" of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame — thus endangering our national security. Libby was convicted and sentenced to thirty months in jail for perjury and obstruction of justice.

This is serious stuff, folks. Libby has in fact been convicted of a crime that endangered our national security. Even former President George H. W. Bush called those who reveal the names of covert operatives "the most insidious of traitors." So let's treat Libby just like the other dangers to national security — specifically the prisoners at Guantanamo who have not even yet been charged with a crime, much less convicted.

If Gitmo isn't good enough for Libby, then it's not good enough for anyone.

Sen. Feinstein has introduced legislation (S.1249) that will require President Bush to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I encourage you to tell your Senator: Support sending Scooter Libby to Guantanamo, or shut it down by co-sponsoring S.1249. In fact, let's all tell the Senate to send Libby to Gitmo — or shut down the American gulag for good.

3 comments:

Allie said...

hahaha I would love to see Libby rot in Gitmo with no rights, forgotten and alone. I'm assuming you're aware of the recent ruling to release Ali Al-Marri from solitary confinement in NC. He was captured in 2003 and never charged, labeled as an "enemy combatant" and that's it.

http://www.counterpunch.org/worthington06152007.html

PookyShoehorn said...

The justice system in this country right now is a farce. The Bush administration has stripped us of our rights, and no one seems to know -- or care.

I think it's really important that we force the closure of Gitmo. This is not the kind of place our America should be responsible.

JJ said...

The world (and the U.S.) will certainly be a better place when Gitmo is shut down.