Filed under: WTF! — jason July 3, 2007 @ 6:37 am

I’ve added a new category that speaks to sad and troubling issues in the world. It is WTF! And of course it means World Fraught with Terrors! And nothing else.

Bush Commutes Libby’s Sentence

Filed under: Livejournal, WTF! — jason @ 6:35 am

From the, “and why did anyone bother with the notions of legal system or justice anyway? department
Bush Commutes Libby Prison Sentence - New York Times:

President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis ”Scooter” Libby from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak investigation Monday, delivering a political thunderbolt in the highly charged criminal case. Bush said the sentence was just too harsh…. ”I respect the jury’s verdict,” Bush said in a statement. ”But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby’s sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison.”

[Found via Slashdot | Bush Commutes Libby’s Sentence]

I like how this notion balanced with a) Paris Hilton and b) Omar Khadr