Thursday, April 07, 2005

Sandy Burgler, I mean Berger...actually I mean both

I'm not loving it!, originally uploaded by mightymerk.

I'm not sure what just happened here. Actually we all can be sure of what happened.
Sandy Berger, former White House Security adviser to Bill Clinton, plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor acknowledging that he intentionally removed classified documents and knowingly destroyed a portion of these documents. The documents all centered around the Clinton administrations record on terrorism.

Read about it here.

In what Berger described as an "honest mistake" last summer to the American press, he is now admitting was "wrong...and not inadvertant". Berger will be fined $10,000 and accept a three-year suspension of his national security clearance.

I am not sure what is going on here. Besides the obvious questions of:

What information did those documents contain?
Who was Sandy Berger trying to protect?
Was Sandy Berger acting alone, and if not who instructed him to do such a thing?

mightymerk wants to know these things:

How is stealing from the National Archives a misdemeanor?
Why is Sandy Berger not in jail?
What is $10,000 to Sandy Berger?
Why after three years will Sandy Berger regain his Security clearance?

Mr. Berger admitted to being a thief. Mr. Berger admitted he exercised poor judgement. Mr. Berger acknowledged that he cut classifed documents to bits and pieces.

Who cares, right?

Posted by mightymerk, 4:34 AM


By Blogger Mark

Hey mightymerk,

Read this and thought of ya.

@ 3:45 PM  

By Blogger mightymerk

Very interesting read...this Mark Steyn is gaining more and more of my interest.

Thanks for the link!

@ 7:29 AM  

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