Calling the president’s non-pardon one of a series of “profiles in non-courage” regarding the case, the Wall Street Journal says that Bush didn’t go far enough.
At least, Mr. Libby won’t go to prison, and IBD holds out hope that Bush will grant a pardon before he leaves office. IBD also did a good job of summing up the case:
“At the time, [Fitzgerald] said he would prove Libby had violated the law by revealing Plame’s identity. He didn’t. But he did the next best thing: He took some of Libby’s poorly remembered testimony and crafted around it a sham case of obstruction and lying.”