Amb. Joseph Wilson: Libby should 'rethink his misplaced loyalties'
Ambassador Joseph Wilson appeared on Tuesday's Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the sentencing of Scooter Libby in a case involving the "outing" of his wife, CIA agent Valerie Plame. A bearded and relsolute-looking Wilson stated, "I believe justice was served. I have nothing but admiration for Special Counsel Fitzgerald and for Judge Walton, who I think handled this masterfully."
When asked if he thought Libby would now cooperate with the prosecution to secure further convictions or provide an explanation of the motives for the crime, Wilson responded, "Certainly I would hope that confronting a 30-month stay in a federal prison might concentrate Mr. Libby's mind. I think that perhaps he ought to rethink his misplaced loyalties."
Olbermann then asked about the possibility of a presidental pardon, and Wilson responded, "Given the fact that Libby was in a subordinate position to both the president and the vice-president, I think Ethics 101 tells you that both those people should recuse themselves from any decision on whether to pardon Libby or not."
"I'm not sure that any of these folks have passed Ethics 101," replied Olbermann.
The following video is from MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, broadcast on June 5.