Bush commuted Scooter Libby's sentence of 30 months in connection to the Valerie Plame case, in which Cheney's office outed a CIA agent. Libby will serve no time in prison and may have his record wiped clean with a pardon in the future.
The labor aristocracy is a class belonging to the middle-classes. It is complaining bitterly that Libby had his sentence eliminated by George Bush. The Lou Dobbs program on CNN is an excellent education on class. The labor aristocracy Dobbs represents is even more vicious on "crime" than the imperialists.
In this case, Lou Dobbs's fans are writing in to say that Bush should commute the sentences of border guards caught shooting and torturing Mexican migrants.(1) The usual labor aristocracy refrain in the letters to Lou Dobbs is that the two guards Ramos and Compean "were just doing their jobs" and ended up with hard prison sentences.
So it is that the Libby case hurts Bush twice, once with ordinary people who do not want monarchist cronyism. Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson's recent press release said the case was about declassification of information for political gain.(2) The second time Bush suffers is with the vicious labor aristocracy supporting Lou Dobbs, when the case of Ramos and Compean comes up. It makes it clear that the labor aristocracy is a class between the migrant workers below and the imperialists like Libby above.
There are even candidates for president making sport of the Ramos and Compean case--Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo for instance.
These vicious anti-proletarian sorts following Lou Dobbs would have followed Le Pen in France. Now France shows us that it is no different than the united $tates by electing Sarkozy and his party in parliament. It's not surprising, because the underlying class structure is the same.
The Libby case is proof how the struggle really goes. By the time anything from the legal system happens to Libby, we will all be dead and gone or at least too senile to remember what it was about.
Sometimes the imperialists declassify something that accidentally reveals something about themselves. It could be even worse than what they tried to do to their political enemies. The real power struggle is not in the courts or talking philosophy with libertarians.
"First, President Bush said any person who leaked would no longer work in his administration. Nonetheless, Scooter Libby didnít leave office until he was indicted and Karl Rove works in the White House even today. More recently, the vice president ignored an executive order protecting classified information, claiming he isnít really part of the executive branch."