It is a bad time for the Rule of Law.
First, President Katsav avoids his trial for rape and his accusers are denied the protection of the courts and the criminal law.
In a sense, these events are refreshing in their brazenness,
It seems scarcely necessary to ask for the explanations for these actions. They are undoubtedly the deployment of political power masquerading as part of a judicial process.
In the case of George W., it appears he was complicit in the original illegal leaking of information on Valerie Plame.
In these circumstances â€śreasons of Stateâ€? is an inadequate description of his actions. He is an accomplice of Scooter Libby. His current action is one of perversion of the course of justice and aggravates his original offence.
At the moment, by way of light relief, better try to think of ways of preventing the people of China hearing of this Presidential initiative. It doesnâ€™t sit well with an earlier initiative.