I am sure that I, like most Americans, find the pardon of Lewis “Scooter” Libby reprehensible. A basic tenet of this country’s legal system is that justice knows no favorites. That is the concept behind the blindfold of the statue of justice holding the scales.

Well, George W. Bush has weighed in on that concept. Obviously, Libby is a favorite, and Bush has no regard for justice. To many people, that is no surprise. But the bald-faced acts still bring us up short. Where is his shame?

Libby was convicted by the same system through which the state of Texas executed many people when Bush was governor of that state. I don’t think Bush ever stayed an execution or commuted a sentence because he felt the death sentence was too harsh. Why now, when the sentence was certainly more manageable? I believe it was because Bush has no sense of justice, and doesn’t care to gain one. Why else would he be so willing to witness the daily massacres in Iraq, or the devastation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, without taking effective action?

This country desperately needs a leader with a sense of justice.

Impeaching Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney would be a move in that direction.

Edward Ferreira, New Sharon

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