Skip to comments.Where is Sandy Berger anyway?
Posted on 11/01/2005 4:49:36 PM PST by Khepri
The Democrats disingenuously called for a closed door session in the Senate today and the claimed pretense brings was this;
Democrats forced the Republican-controlled Senate into an unusual closed session Tuesday, questioning intelligence that President Bush used in the run-up to the war in Iraq and accusing Republicans of ignoring the issue.
Do they really want to get into this AGAIN?
Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) on CIA Leak Investigation Indictments;
When the Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States is indicted in a criminal case, it is a sad day in the history of our government. While it is important to remember that an indictment is not a conviction, these charges are extremely serious. Our national security, intelligence protocols to protect covert agents and classified information must be protected. Witnesses under oath and in legal proceedings must tell the truth and be held accountable if they do not. The publics confidence in government has been damaged by this matter and it must be restored. For this reason, Mr. Libbys resignation is appropriate and necessary.
This indictment is about serious violations of law. It is not about partisan politics or the war in Iraq. Whatever our party affiliation or opinion on the war, we all agree that perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements to a grand jury are inexcusable criminal acts. That is where our shared focus should be so that todays indictment does not become one more cause of debilitating political divisiveness in our government.
Hang 'em high Lieberman?
Remember this? I do...
Sandy Berger is under scrutiny by the Justice Department following the disappearance of documents he was reviewing at the National Archives.
Berger's home and office were searched earlier this year by FBI agents armed with warrants after the former Clinton adviser voluntarily returned some sensitive documents to the National Archives and admitted he also removed handwritten notes he had made while reviewing the sensitive documents.
However, some drafts of a sensitive after-action report on the Clinton administration's handling of Al Qaeda terror threats during the December 1999 millennium celebration are still missing, officials and lawyers said. Officials said the missing documents also identified America's terror vulnerabilities at airports to seaports.
Berger and his lawyer said Monday night he knowingly removed the handwritten notes by placing them in his jacket, pants and socks, and also inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio.
There are laws strictly governing the handling of classified information, including prohibiting unauthorized removal or release of such information.
And what did Joe Lieberman have to say about that!?
Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., called the news "surprising" and said that "unless we learn otherwise, I have to assume that what Sandy said was right -- that any removal of documents was inadvertent. But it is serious."
Wow, nearly an indentical statement with one difference. He had to assume Berger was right and the alledged crime was "inadvertent". But on Scooter Libby's alledged crimes he now seems to say he hopes the "...indictment does not become one more cause of debilitating political divisiveness...", without mention of presumed innocence!
As Kay Bailey Hitchinson (R-TX) derided;
...any potential perjury charge as a "technicality," and suggested Fitzgerald may be trying to show that "two years' of investigation was not a waste of time and dollars."
Hutchison's spokesman, Chris Paulitz, said on Monday that the senator was not commenting on any specific investigation, but rather "was expressing her general concern that perjury traps have become too common when investigators are unable to indict on any underlying crime."
So, is Lieberman saying he's willing to assume Libby's recollection of events may have been "inadvertent", but it is serious? Does he think we should now be satisfied with the "water under the damn"? If Lieberman hadn't been so marginalized within his own Party he's beliefs might actually account for something. It's a shame.
Bubba stuffed Sandy in his boxers (not briefs).
The Dims have Sandy Burglar at an undisclosed location.
1. Remind the left that every single Democrat of note said in 1998 that Iraq's WMD posed a danger to the United States.
2. Remind the left that Clinton's Justice Department obtained a federal indictment of Osama bin Laden which stated that AQ had a deal with Iraq. They agreed not to attack Iraq in exchange for weapons development.
3. 9/11 Commission reaffirms Bush administration view of Iraq/AQ ties.
June 21, 2004. RNC.
4. Long List of Clinton Administration Officials who Believed There was an AQ/Iraq connection.
July 12, 2004. NewsMax.
5. List of CIA and various Reports regarding Iraq's support for terrorists, terrorism and AQ.
September 16, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
6. Osama bin Laden was considered an Iraqi Intelligence asset.
October 14, 2004. National Review.
Funny how in the 90's the world was concerned about the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam and now the left is revising history.
Saddam reaching out to OBL
January 1, 1999. Newsweek
ABC news reports on the Osama/Saddam connections
January 14, 1999. ABC News
Osama and Saddam Work Together
January 27, 1999. Laurie Mylroie interview. She is a former Clinton terrorism czar.
A Much Shunned Terrorist Takes Refuge In Iraq (Abu Nidal)
New York Times. January 1999.
Western Nightmare: Saddam and OBL versus the World. Iraq recruited OBL.
February 6, 1999. The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html
Saddam's Link to OBL
February 6, 1999. The Guardian
Saddam offered asylum to bin Laden
February 13, 1999. AP
Son of Saddam coordinates with OBL.
Iraqi Special Ops coordinates with Bin Laden's terrorist activities.
August 6, 1999. Yossef Bodansky, National Press Club
That and more here:
I believe he's been sighted in Ft. Marcy Park wrapped up in a carpet...
Sandy is presently walking away, BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE THE BALLS TO HANG HIS SORRY ASS!
Don't look for blame anywhere else, it happened because we let it happen.
Don't count of Frist bringing up his name. He's too interested in making up with Dingy Harry.
No, he says he can't trust Dingy Harry...however, count on Specter making nice with Leaky Leahy by putting the ixnay on the ergerBay
As Rush says, these are acts of desperation by the left. They are digging their own graves. Hopefully the Republicans will stop being nice-nice as a result of this.
I think you are wrong. I think all this will be the straw that broke the camels back.
I don't where Sandy is, but some papers have gone missing.
Now of course the GOP wouldn't be so nasty as to make a big deal about Sandy
If that had been a GOP type the democrats would have been all ovet TV ad nauseam demanding an investigation
But not those Nice Republicans
He should be working in the prison library.
The Republican Party should note that when it makes nicey with sleazy Democrats, it's the country that suffers.
"The Dims have Sandy Burglar at an undisclosed location."
Guantanamo? I can see the headlines...
"I believe he's been sighted in Ft. Marcy Park wrapped up in a carpet..."
Any shotgun blasts to the back of the head? Suicide of course...LOL
They just won't grill him.
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