Saturday, April 25, 2009

Anonymous Sources Again

The Washington Post is at it as usual, using anonymous sources to talk away the sins of the Bush Administration. Today, it's the loathsome "Judge" Jay Bybee, in an article called "In an Outcry on Memo, Signer's Private Regret." Yeah, like all criminals, regret that he got caught. Here's a sample:

""I've heard him express regret at the contents of the memo," said a fellow legal scholar and longtime friend, who spoke on the condition of anonymity while offering remarks that might appear as "piling on." "I've heard him express regret that the memo was misused."

Okay, Jay. I may not be a Federal Judge, but I've watched a lot of episodes of Law & Order, so I know how this works. After you have been convicted, your demonstration of remorse can be taken into consideration in negotiating a small decrease in your prison sentence.

Sounds fair, Jay? No? Oh, right, the law doesn't apply to people like you.

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