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Do the crime, do the time

June 07, 2007

Re "Libby term poses dilemma," June 6

If President Bush were to pardon former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby because of his record of public service and supposed good works before committing his offense, it would send a terrible message that good partisan soldiers need not fear punishment for their acts.

In obstructing the investigation into the leak of Valerie Plame's covert status, Libby was complicit in endangering Plame, every individual she was in contact with during her time in the CIA and, finally, the security of the United States itself. A traitor is a traitor and should suffer the consequences.

MIKE LASKAVY

Oak Park

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So Libby has been handed a 30-month sentence. We all know it's doubtful that he'll even serve a day of it, yet the administration sympathizers are tsk-tsking the harshness of his sentence. Harsh? I wonder what Whitewater figure Susan McDougal must think of all this.

CAROL TENSEN

Burbank

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Libby's prison term poses a dilemma? Not with me. Do the crime. Serve the time.

GERALDINE WEST

Seal Beach

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