However, I can’t muster much enthusiasm over it. As far as I’m concerned, one of the jurors named Dennis Collins had the best perspective about it. According to CNN, Collins said:
"It was just very hard to believe how he could remember it on a Tuesday and forget it on a Thursday and then remember it two days later," Collins told reporters outside U.S. District Court. "Having said that, I will say that there was a tremendous amount of sympathy for Mr. Libby on the jury."Mind you, I don’t have any sympathy for Mr. Libby. He willfully did the bidding for a warmongering cabal of corporatist gangsters. However, the man is nothing more than acceptable collateral damage for the neocons. They managed to prevent any exposure about the Plame affair from costing Bush re-election in 2004. Furthermore, the Bush Administration’s cover-up successfully prevented anyone from being prosecuted for outing Valerie Plame or lying about the Iraq War. Libby was the instrument used to perpetuate a cover-up about a cover-up and protect the President.
"It was said a number of times, 'What are we doing with this guy here? Where's [Karl] Rove ... where are these other guys?'
"We're not saying we didn't think Mr. Libby was guilty of the things we found him guilty of, but it seemed like ... he was the fall guy."
It’s doubtful Mr. Libby will spend even one hour in jail. He’ll play the system through the appeal process or President Bush will simply pardon him. Meanwhile, the war goes on. More blood is spilled. Sociopaths Bush and Cheney continue to avoid accountability. We’re losing Afghanistan too. Al Quaeda is winning. So, forgive me if I don’t feel like celebrating this verdict.