October 26, 2005

Note to self

Never EVER make an enemy of Christopher Hitchens.

But what I'm liking about all this is the distinction between "good" and "bad" perjury.

"Bad" perjury--the kind that needs to be studied, dealt with, and punished by death--is the kind committed by Karl Rove, Libby, etc.

"Good" perjury---that kind that we need to "MoveOn" about---is the type committed by George Galloway.

My sense? Perjury and obstruction are crimes, no matter who commits them. Throw the book at all of it, or throw up your hands in a metaphysical way and pursue none of it.

And while we're on the topic of prosecuting leakers of classified materials compromising national security, is it too late to prosecute Daniel Ellsberg?

Oh, sorry, of course---"good" leaking to compromise national security.

Got it. MoveOn, nothing to see here.

Posted by Steve at October 26, 2005 01:00 PM | TrackBack

Should I forward your note to Sen. Hutchinson?

Posted by: LB buddy at October 26, 2005 04:41 PM