Bush's final mistake was showing mercy on Ramos and Compean

Two years is not enough time for law enforcement officers who attempted murder, who left a wounded man they shot to fend for himself, and who then tried to cover up their crimes.

Commuting their sentences after two years? Perhaps sentences of 11 and 12 years were a bit excessive to some — I’m not convinced that it was — but two years for these crimes seems a light penance for such reprehensible acts.

Granted, Compean and Ramos were provided commutations, not pardons. Their records are not expunged and they are still convicted felons. They will never be law enforcement officers again. They simply won’t have to finish out their sentences.

Is that enough? No.

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