Tuesday, March 6, 2007

ALERT: Libby found guilty in CIA leak trial

Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted Tuesday of lying and obstructing a leak investigation that reached into the highest levels of the Bush administration.

Libby is the highest-ranking White House official to be convicted of a felony since theIran-Contra scandal of the mid-1980s. The case brought new attention to the Bush administration's much-criticized handling of weapons of mass destruction intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war.

Pray for Mr. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and his wife [ "As the verdicts were read, Libby's wife ( Harriet Grant ) choked out a sob and sank her head. Moments later, she embraced the defence attorneys." ].