Yesterday on Hardball, Chris Matthews was interviewing former Cheney aide (and kool-aid connisseur) Ron Christie and former Asst. Attorney General Robert Raben on the topic of the Libby pardon when suddenly a lightbulb went off: MATTHEWS: I got an idea, I got a solution. Pardon him but send him to Iraq in uniform and put him in the front. Send him to the front, he supported the war, send him to fight it. Hey, look, a lot of guys had to go fight that war didn't do anything wrong. [snip] In the old days, the judges would take a working class kid who got in a scrape with the law and say "Jr., you want to go to jail or you wanna join the army?" They should say the same thing to Scooter Libby.