Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Scooter Libby's get out of jail free card

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Notorious US neo-con Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been spared his 30 month jail sentence by President Bush. Libby was sentenced last month for perjury and obstructing justice and, while he must still pay a $250,000 fine and spend two years on probation, he is no longer facing up to life inside.
The past year has seen the fall of several prominent neo-cons, including Libby, Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld, and many commentators have predcited the demise of the ideology. Writing in the May/June issue of New Humanist the political philosopher Shadia Drury, a leading expert on neoconservatism, argued that the fall of leading neocons and the plummeting popularity of the Bush administration does not indicate the disappearance of the ideology from the American political landscape.


Little Atoms said...

Why 'notorious neo-con'? I don't really understand that formulation.

Anyway, does anyone else get the sense from this that Bush has just kinda given up on the whole presidency thing, and just wants to go home with his friends and ignore all the nasty opinion polls and things?

Congrats on the redesign, by the way. Looks great.