Crime & Punishment

An egregious double standard.

Case 1

Situation

Former Treasury secretary Paul O’Neill leaks information that President George W. Bush planned the attack on Iraq from the start of his presidency.

Crime

Disclosing confidential information.

Punishment

Possible criminal charges.

Case 2

Situation

President George W. Bush wages war on Iraq based on disputed claims of an imminent threat due to weapons of mass destruction.

Crime

Lying under oath.

Punishment

Nothing.
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