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Cheney: I wish that Bush pardoned Libby.

By Satyam Khanna on January 22, 2009 at 10:46 am

"Cheney: I wish that Bush pardoned Libby."


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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.”

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