Justice technicalities

The Libby verdict has created a lot of discussion. That verdict appears classed with the Martha Stewart verdict in being a matter of technical, but not substantial, justice. In the words of one who was recently lambasted for a joke that went over nearly everyone’s head:

Lewis Libby has now been found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice for lies that had absolutely no legal consequence.

Ann Coulter’s column Shooting Elephants in a Barrel uses this as an example to the point that “This makes it official: It’s illegal to be Republican.” The comparisons and contrasts summarize many of the points that have even the Libby jurors wondering about. – one of them expressed regret to Chris Matthews regarding her judgment against Libby.

The fact of the matter is that the Libby trial was the seeking of a ‘pound of flesh’ for the impeachment of the previous President. In that regard, much substance is sacrificed for the cause. After six years of effort, this conviction is all they have. It is a bitter pill and that disappointment does not go down well. For those of a more sane temperament, the revelations of what really happened – and didn’t happen – is making the irrationality of the Wilsons and those who are driven by other than reality more clear. The faux or misplaced outrage must be properly qualified and must be seen for what it is else we all suffer from trying to run real lives in a delusional universe.

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