Kristol: Pardon Libby to remove "cloud" over White House

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Published March 12, 2007 12:32PM (EDT)

From the "Department of Opposite Thinking" comes Weekly Standard editor and Fox News pundit Bill Kristol, who says that not pardoning Scooter Libby now "is to leave" a "cloud hanging over his White House and over the war."

Kristol must be confusing 2007 with a time when the president was so popular that his word -- "He's a good man!" "He has a good heart!" -- was enough to persuade people of someone's merit. Say what you will about the Libby trial -- despite the jury's guilty verdicts, Kristol says the case should never have been brought -- those days are gone forever.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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