Bush spares Libby from jail term

It is sad to see justice evading destinty … I guess that I just have to accept the fact that politiccians are a different class. One subject to different rules.

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US President George W Bush has intervened to prevent Lewis Libby, a convicted former vice-presidential aide, from serving a prison term.

President Bush described as “excessive” the 30-month sentence Libby was facing for obstructing an inquiry into the leaking of a CIA agent’s name.

Though no longer required to go to jail, Libby is still due to serve a period of probation and pay a fine.

A leading Democratic politician said Mr Bush’s decision was “disgraceful”.

 

History will judge the president “harshly” for using his power to benefit his vice president’s former chief of staff, Harry Reid, the leading Democrat in the US Senate, said.

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