Watch Wilson's interview Tuesday on CNN's American Morning.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush's decision to spare I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from prison puts Bush himself under suspicion of a cover-up in the CIA leak case, the husband of the operative whose name was leaked said Tuesday.
"The president, by commuting Mr. Libby's sentence, has guaranteed that he will be under no incentive whatsoever to tell the truth," Joseph Wilson said on CNN's "American Morning." "I think there is a very real suspicion now that the president himself is an accessory to obstruction of justice in this matter."
Bush on Monday commuted the former White House aide's 30-month prison term. He left a $250,000 fine and two years' probation in place on Libby's sentence imposed after he was convicted in federal court of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators in the probe of the 2003 leak of the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame, Wilson's wife.
Thank you Mr. President for cummuting Mr. Libby's sentence, and we all know you will eventually give him a full pardon. So, what you have now done is to leave no doubt whatsoever, of a Democratic presidential victory in 2008. And, the possibility of your own impeachment, will always be an option. Job Well Done! Thank You!
This is such a crock. We all know who actually leaked the name. Why are we focused on Libby. For all of those who really want justice, why are you not focusing on where the leak came from? If there is some kind of cover-up, would not the leaker have a better understanding of that cover-up?
I think Democracy has hit an all time low in this country. The people who complain about the administration are hushed up and seen as "political terrorists".....and the people who lie about crimes are given a "get out of jail free card". I think President Jimmy Carter was correct(before he was "persuaded" into changing his mind): Bush is the worst president in the history of the United States. Thank you America, for showing the world how stupid we can be by re-electing this intellectual midget! How long before Bush and Cheney are impeached? Ah...who am I kidding? Who would enforce it? Our incompetent Justice Dept.? Our flip-flop Congress? The Republican Supreme Court? Looks like this has been a long, thought out plan, and America has fallen into the trap of having the very few control the public. Good job, America!
President Bush's commutation of Mr. Libby's 30-month jail sentence is a travesty and once again demonstrates the elevation of political pandering and the Bush Administration's sense of autocracy over this country's judicial system and rule of law. Further, Mr. Bush did not sit in the jury box throughout the trial, so he is in no position to decry the sentence rendered as "excessive".
The President was wrong in commuting Libby's sentence. He should have been given a full pardon. If we really want true justice, those who are outraged over the commutation of his sentence belong in GITMO. Especially Mr. Wilson.
The Wilson/Plame civil action will lay all the seamy cards on the table, unless they will have been destroyed by the VP-for-Torture by the time it reaches trial.
That's right Mr. President, keep "Gitmo" running, keep "Abu Gharab" running; keep the Iraq war running while Dick Cheney runs "shot gun" for you, because if you do, you will just insure a Democratic victory in 08! Thank You!
Try this new recipe:
Mix together equal amounts of the following:
one part ignorance
one part incompetence
one part contempt for the general public
shake it or stir it than force it down our throats.
Do any of you care to comment on the facts that he lied before congress and his wife lied about being the one that sent him their.
You all do know that known Bush hater Richard Armitage is the one that leaked her "supposed" cover. Nobody want's him prosecuted though?
My husband and I have both been working for the government for over 20 years and I can honestly say that we are completely ashamed of its conduct. I hope Mr. Bush is ready to commute the sentencing of everyone in the same situation as Mr. Libby. I feel that Mr. Bush lied to us- conservatives and has used the office of the presidency for his own interests and not those of "We the people".
Getting his wife out of a job means she at least can stand on her feet now. He should be grateful for that.