As both a supporter and friend of Scooter Libby, I’m glad President Bush decided to use his constitutional authority to commute Scooter’s prison term.
In my heart, I wish the president would provide him a full pardon. Maybe that will come at some point in the future. Perhaps at the very end of Mr. Bush’s term late next year, or early in 2009.
The Libby case still baffles me. It was Colin Powell’s deputy, Richard Armitage, who leaked Mrs. Wilson’s name—not Scooter.
And as those of us who know Scooter well, he is a good and honorable man who served his country with distinction.