Lying to Congress under oath is a crime. Charging a professional baseball with perjury after lying about steroids while doing absolutely nothing about a multitude of lying Bush administration officials responsible for destroying democracy — among a plethora of other crimes — is not only hypocritical, one-sided justice, it’s also discrimination.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not okay to take steroids or to lie to Congress, but punishing a professional athlete for telling lies when Bush administration officials paraded in front of Congress and lied –at great cost to this country — for eight years is just another example of selective justice, and should not be tolerated.
Tejada’s lies about steroid usage did not end up killing anyone. Tejada’s lies didn’t cover atrocious war crimes committed with glaring impunity, or the destruction of Democracy, habeas corpus, rights and freedoms, the humiliation and torture of ‘suspected terrorists,’ bankrupting a country, setting up gulags around the world or the illegal destruction of the United States Constitution, nor did his lies result in illegally occupying other countries.
When you’re an illicitly appointed president whose corrupt administration amounts to nothing more than eight years of repeated lies and deceptions, apparently it’s okay to lie to Congress.