Sunday, September 03, 2006

US Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald: Hero or Jerk?

Now that it's pretty well established that Richard Armitage, formerly with the State Department, was the source of the leak in the Plame case and that Armitage told the grand jury very early on about his involvement, the question becomes: Why did it take two years for Fitzgerald to indict Scooter Libby for obstruction of justice and perjury?

Are all federal prosecutors (Special Counsel) jerks with agendas other than serving the public interest? It seems these guys always come to conclusions that have nothing to do with the original source for the case. This case was about a leak of a covert CIA agent by the federal government. It was speculated for many months that Karl Rove and Libby were sources of the leak, a leak that Robert Novak published that caused the imbroglio.

Apparently, Fitzgerald knew from the beginning that Armitage was the leaker. Why did he not charge Armitage with a crime? Why did the case go on for two more years? Why did he go after Libby? Proclaimed by almost everyone as a non-partisan lawyer, Fitzgerald seemed to be the right person for the job. So why is he now so seemingly similar to Ken Starr?

You remember, the guy charged with investigating Whitewater, a real estate deal, who came to the conclusion that Clinton was a pervert and he soiled an intern's blue dress and that that was of critical national importance? Yeah, that guy. Fitzgerald and Starr: Fame chasers and distortionists.

What wastes of law degrees.