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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Conscientious Objector responds to Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence

On a statement about commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence, President Bush said: "I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive."

Kevin Benderman said today: "I was imprisoned for 14 months after trying to apply for conscientious objector status after seeing the reality of the Iraq war." He is beginning a speaking touring with his wife, Monica Benderman. Their book "Letters from a Ft. Lewis Brig" is forthcoming later this year. She said today: "Parole was denied to Kevin because he had not been 'sufficiently rehabilitated.' What were they rehabilitating him from? Not wanting to go to war. During those 14 months Kevin would be sitting in a plastic chair getting shouted at; he was denied his mail at times, they tried to prevent his talking to his attorney and our congressperson. Meanwhile, Libby -- who covered up the truth on issues of war that affect the lives of people like my husband -- is going to walk away."


At 7/04/2007 6:37 AM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

Yeah, I'll get to Benderman's book as soon as I finish "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell.

Speaking of justice denied, did you guys catch Sen. Hillary Clinton's particularly ironic comments? Aside from the Rich pardon, her husband’s former national security adviser, Sandy Hamburgler, reached a plea deal in 2005 and avoided a jail sentence for illegally removing classified documents from the National Archives and destroying some of them.

And worse, he voluntarily surrendered his law license to avoid having to testify on the matter.

You guys are big into government coverups...What's your take? Mine: I suspect Hillary is just pissed that Baby Hughie didn't get a cut....



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