Cheney: I wish that Bush pardoned Libby.

In an interview with his biographer, Stephen Hayes, former vice president Dick Cheney said he strongly disagreed with President Bush’s decision not to pardon Scooter Libby. Libby, Cheney said, was a “victim of a serious miscarriage of justice“:

cheney.jpgAsked for his reaction to Bush’s decision Cheney said: “Scooter Libby is one of the most capable and honorable men I’ve ever known. He’s been an outstanding public servant throughout his career. He was the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice, and I strongly believe that he deserved a presidential pardon. Obviously, I disagree with President Bush’s decision.”

Hayes notes that Cheney publicly disagreed with Bush only four other times: “on a gay marriage ban; on firing Donald Rumsfeld; on Washington, D.C.’s gun ban; and on North Korea.”