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Judy and Holofernes

Scooter Libby joins a long line of men who lost their heads over
Judy Miller. After wringing the last drop of martyrdom to the
First Amendment by dint of her confinement in a detention center
in Alexandria, Miller was informed by her lawyers that she might
have to spend more than a couple of months on jailhouse rations
and a thin pallet. She promptly went before a grand jury and
special prosecutor Fitzgerald and set up the source she had previously
pledged to protect at all costs. Scooter Libby could now face
charges of perjury, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and witness
tampering.

Cranach’s masterpiece lent
itself easily to the manipulations of CounterPuncher Ben Tripp.
We invite all CounterPunchers to try their hand at the theme.
Send your specimens here: counterpunch@counterpunch.org

Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His new book is The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink co-written with Joshua Frank. He can be reached at: sitka@comcast.net. Alexander Cockburn’s Guillotined! and A Colossal Wreck are available from CounterPunch.

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