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The one time Cheney didn't get his way


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#1 Jangler

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:14 PM

http://www.reuters.c...E52E12K20090315

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday he was unhappy with then-President George W. Bush's refusal to pardon
Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's onetime chief of staff who was convicted in the CIA leak case.

"I was clearly not happy that we, in effect, left Scooter sort of hanging in the wind," Cheney said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union with John King." He acknowledged a "fundamental difference of opinion" with Bush on the matter.

A federal jury in Washington convicted Libby of lying and obstructing an investigation into who blew the cover of CIA officer Valerie Plame, whose husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, had criticized the Iraq war.

Bush earlier commuted Libby's 2-1/2-year prison sentence but before leaving office in January, Bush refused to give Libby an outright pardon.

Cheney said Libby had been unjustly accused and deserved a pardon but Bush disagreed. It was one of the few areas that Cheney has publicly said he disagreed with Bush on during their eight years in the White House.
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So Bush grew some balls at the end and did what he thought for the first time in 7 years.

#2 engine9

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:38 PM

W was a comparative angel when compared with past presidents on this issue. Pretty shocking really.

#3 ladypanther

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:46 PM

Poor Libby.


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