I'm not in the business of defending people (yet), but I challenge someone to tell me why Libby is going to jail for 30 months and Berger is going home to write his autobiography.
As I see it, Berger and Libby committed similar crimes: both were cover-up crimes. However, we know that what Libby was covering up was not a crime, while we will never know what Berger destroyed. Who was more blatant? Which man's conduct was more outrageous?
Crimes are crimes. I'm not in the "Pardon Libby" camp. But when I see Berger's book on the bookstore shelves, I might just join up.