"Gorelick also worked at DOD. Wonder what she did there?"
Considering she was General Counsel, I'm sure before any military decisions were made, they had to go through her. If you recall Clinton's bombing of Sudan and Afghanistan, a big deal was made about why he didn't inform the Joint Chiefs or his Principles. Far be it for me to defend Clinton, but this may have been one of the reasons.
It was becoming painfully obvious that the Clinton administration was becoming bogged down in legalese, whether at the DoJ or DoD. I always wondered were Clinton got the idea that he couldn't extradite UBL from the Sudan...or why when our Predator drones spotted OBL, military strikes weren't launched. These appear to all be things that would come under the control of Gorelick (or her associates) as they put lawyers at the top of the chain of command.
posted on 04/16/2004 7:41:42 AM PDT
(Kerry: Sadr is a legitimate voice in Iraq being silenced by America..and Hamas are sorta terrorists.)
"Gorelick also worked at DOD. Wonder what she did there?" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1118652/posts?page=74#74
Gorelick also worked at DOD, on something called the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee. Does that sound like someone who was out of the loop, unimportant, just a figurehead...Wonder what she did at DOD?"
TRAC homepage: http://www.dtra.mil/about/organization/ab_asco_trac.html
The TRAC advises and assists the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) on reduction of the threat to the United States and its allies from nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC), conventional and special weapons, sustainment of the the nuclear weapons deterrent, chemical and biological defense, counterproliferation, technology security, weapons effects and other matters related to the DTRA mission. The TRAC identifies and considers emerging Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Threats, reviews countermeasures to such threats and assesses the adequacy of DTRA and other programs' responses to national policy and emerging threats.
MORE INTERESTING: http://www.dtra.mil/news/his_mat/osi/nw_unscom.html
On September 4, 1998, Secretary of Defense William Cohen designated the newly formed Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to assume executive agent duties from OSIA effective October 1, 1998. Among other duties, DTRA manages DOD's response to UNSCOM requests for inspection team personnel, technical experts, monitoring equipment, supplies and other support. DTRA has the authority, consistent with the UN Participation Act, Executive Order 10206 and applicable DOD directives, to direct DOD components to procure or provide personnel, services, facilities, supplies, equipment and other assistance from existing DOD stores.
posted on 04/16/2004 7:43:14 AM PDT
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I always wondered were Clinton got the idea that he couldn't extradite UBL from the Sudan
OMG. You're right. Looks like he actually GOT that legal call from Jamie.
Yours is a hugely important observation.
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