A Sensible Resolution to a Senseless Case

President Bush’s decision to extend executive clemency to Scooter Libby is a sensible way to resolve what has been one of the most dangerous prosecutions in recent memory.

The job of a prosecutor is to obtain convictions for crimes committed, not to manufacture them and then send people to prison.  The most recent "celebrity" example of the latter is the Duke lacrosse case, and mercifully Mike Nifong is finding out the hard way that this isn’t the way to obtain convictions.

Things like this make the Fifth Amendment a dead letter.  Won’t cooperate?  Obstruction of justice.  Have a slip of memory?  Perjury.

And liberals shouldn’t whine either.  After all, it’s not our fault your "boy" wasted the power of pardon on Marc Rich.  Too bad Fred Thompson couldn’t do to him what he helped do to Ray Blanton…

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