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AP: Clinton Adviser Probed in Terror Memos [Sandy Berger is the focus of a criminal investigation]
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Posted on 07/19/2004 5:07:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

AP: Clinton Adviser Probed in Terror Memos

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By JOHN SOLOMON

WASHINGTON - President Clinton (news - web sites)'s national security adviser, Sandy Berger, is the focus of a criminal investigation after admitting he removed highly classified terrorism documents from a secure reading room during preparations for the Sept. 11 commission hearings, The Associated Press has learned.

Berger's home and office were searched earlier this year by FBI (news - web sites) agents armed with warrants. Some drafts of a sensitive after-action report on the Clinton administration's handling of al-Qaida terror threats during the December 1999 millennium celebration are still missing.

Berger and his lawyer said Monday night he knowingly removed handwritten notes he had taken from classified anti-terror documents he reviewed at the National Archives by sticking them in his jacket and pants. He also inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio, they said.

"I deeply regret the sloppiness involved, but I had no intention of withholding documents from the commission, and to the contrary, to my knowledge, every document requested by the commission from the Clinton administration was produced," Berger said in a statement to the AP.

Berger served as Clinton's national security adviser for all of the president's second term and most recently has been informally advising Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites). Clinton asked Berger last year to review and select the administration documents that would be turned over to the commission.

The FBI searched Berger's home and office with warrants earlier this year after employees of the National Archives told agents they believed they witnessed Berger put documents into his clothing while reviewing sensitive Clinton administration papers, officials said.

When asked, Berger said he returned some of the classified documents, which he found in his office, and all of the handwritten notes he had taken from the secure room, but said he could not locate two or three copies of the highly classified millennium terror report.

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To: Fledermaus

I don't disagree, but I think they are hiding an A team of those who know how to play hardball and will play it over this issue. Blood is in the water.


1,451 posted on 07/19/2004 10:54:45 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
it could mean the end of presidential aspirations for Satan's Daughter.

I don't think it will affect Chelsea that much. Now Satan herself might be affected.

1,452 posted on 07/19/2004 10:55:07 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: gathersnomoss
"And we are supposed to be surprised. The Clinton's are still obstructing justice through their minions."

I can see it now....

Shrillary introducing billy at the rats convention next week.....

Turns over two pages and starts to read Rose Law firm Billing Records....

Turns back and starts on the Berger file................

In my dreams.....

1,453 posted on 07/19/2004 10:55:19 PM PDT by spokeshave (strategery + schadenfreude = stratenschadenfreudery)
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To: MJY1288

Cheers to you. I hope your optimism wins out. But then again, winning the lottery or getting hit twice by lightening are a better bet.

Just don't be conned to the point of foolishness. There comes a time you have to take your life into your own hands when others are trying to enslave you.

Good luck.


1,454 posted on 07/19/2004 10:56:33 PM PDT by Fledermaus (John Edwards makes John Kerry look like a pedophile!)
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To: Howlin

Gosh, do you think we should sign up for the Sandy Berger Google News Alert?

Isn't that just about the funniest thing? LOL!
 
 
However, and less amusedly, I'm wondering if he took more than what we're hearing about... maybe some OKC/Gorelick stuff, maybe more...
 
?

1,455 posted on 07/19/2004 10:57:16 PM PDT by AnnaZ ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." :::Hillar(ed)y!::: 6/28/04)
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To: Just mythoughts

In order to construct a workable timeline from October 2003 on, we'd have to go through all the news stories day by day. Trying to see how the news fits in with what we are finding out now. Anydbody up for a spread sheet? LOL


1,456 posted on 07/19/2004 10:57:33 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("proud to be a Reagan Republican")
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To: All

This wont go away. As another freeper said, this is easy to understand and EASY to connect the dots.


1,457 posted on 07/19/2004 10:57:51 PM PDT by afraid
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To: theophilusscribe

Bump - read tomorrow!;-)


1,458 posted on 07/19/2004 10:58:13 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Have a nice day or else!)
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To: AnnaZ

I'm wondering is there isn't "something" here we're all missing, like we just need ONE MORE little fact to join a lot of this stuff together!


1,459 posted on 07/19/2004 10:58:17 PM PDT by Howlin (~~~~Today is my sixth year FR anniversary~~~~)
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To: P-Marlowe
"Were you there? It was anyting but boring. Sitting in gas lines for hours on end and suffering with double digit inflation and interest rates and unemploytment was not very boring. Carter was boring, but his policies were devastating."

Depends upon how you participated. Yes, I was there.

I played in a rock band, worked a full time job and had an Uncle with a gas station.

I could give a carp less about politics at the time, was having too much fun meeting my wife and having fun.

Carter Whoo?

Obviously was not into politics at the time since I was doing very well. I do remember saying what a Horses Ass as a President we had. Hell, everyone was saying it.

BTW, I still have a case of (empty) case of Billy Beer. Beer can collecter here.

1,460 posted on 07/19/2004 10:59:11 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Who authorized Kerry's Purple Hearts?)
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To: Dolphy
They won't be confused by the meaning of a former National Security adviser stuffing classified documents related to the investigation of the death of 3,000 Americans, down his pants.

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!

Boy, are you naive. These morons spent $100 million going to see "Farenheit 911"!

Don't underestimate the total stupidity of the American people! They gave Gore 550,000 more popular votes!

1,461 posted on 07/19/2004 10:59:45 PM PDT by Fledermaus (John Edwards makes John Kerry look like a pedophile!)
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To: Howlin
I am absolutely NEVER going to catch up. I only caught your post now,because I went to my ping list for a bit.Now I have to wend my way back to where I left off. :-(
1,462 posted on 07/19/2004 11:00:42 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: AnnaZ

Jayna Davis will be all over this if there are implications for OKC.


1,463 posted on 07/19/2004 11:01:07 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: Fledermaus

Something quite like it. LOL


1,464 posted on 07/19/2004 11:01:40 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Dolphy

This just in: New Necked Photos from Abu Ghurab!


1,465 posted on 07/19/2004 11:02:45 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: Jeff Chandler

No,it won't be.


1,466 posted on 07/19/2004 11:03:03 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Sub-Driver
It has been memorialized in song --- CLICK.
1,467 posted on 07/19/2004 11:03:05 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: Fledermaus

No,this time it's going to stick.There's a video of Berger stuffing documents down his pants,for crying out loud.


1,469 posted on 07/19/2004 11:04:27 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Howlin

I think the dots connect fairly easily on this one. It may lead to the unravelling of OKC and TWA Flight 800. These people lied about everything.


1,470 posted on 07/19/2004 11:04:59 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

doug, you know I'm not a "big picture" person; sketch it out for me, will ya?


1,471 posted on 07/19/2004 11:05:36 PM PDT by Howlin (~~~~Today is my sixth year FR anniversary~~~~)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, MAN...


1,472 posted on 07/19/2004 11:05:39 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: doug from upland
implications for OKC

Holy crap! I didn't even think of that. Of course, the documents were inadvertently disposed of. Dang.

1,473 posted on 07/19/2004 11:05:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Thanks. Has there been any investigation to try and find out who sent it.

If there was .. I don't remember reading about it

1,474 posted on 07/19/2004 11:06:17 PM PDT by Mo1 (50 States .... I want all 50 States come November!)
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To: nopardons
There's a video of Berger stuffing documents down his pants

There's a video? I must have scanned the articles too fast.

1,475 posted on 07/19/2004 11:07:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: AnnaZ

It's in the N.Y. Post!


1,476 posted on 07/19/2004 11:07:23 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: MJY1288; Shermy
AAarrgh, I formatted that wrong so here it is again:

OCTOBER 27, 1996: (MANSOOR IJAZ COMMENTS ON MEMO HE SENT TO SANDY BERGER) In a confidential memorandum I [Mansoor Ijaz] wrote to Sandy Berger to follow up on the August 1996 meeting he and Susan Rice (then a National Security Council official) had called me to the White House for to discuss U.S.-Sudan relations, I recounted events of my first meeting with the new Sudanese intelligence chief, Lt. Gen. Gutbi al-Mahdi, just days earlier — a meeting whose consequence even I did not fully grasp at the time:

…the purpose of my meeting [with al-Mahdi] was to see if we could glean any insights into the data Sudan has on those who have been attending the Popular Arab & Islamic Conference meetings convened by [Sudan's theological leader Hassan] Turabi. As you recall, during our August meeting, I told you I thought this data could be invaluable in genuinely assessing terrorism risk from Sudan and neighboring countries… His [al-Mahdi's] central contention is that Sudan is prepared to share data on those people attending the conferences and belonging to banned groups, such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Jamaah Islamiyah, and others, if we are prepared to genuinely engage and incent the Sudan away from its present course. He complained bitterly about repeated efforts to communicate with the administration, which are as I understand it, being blocked at very low levels because of what he called "blind spots."He showed me some files in which the data seemed pretty compelling — names, bio data like dates and places of birth, passport copies to show nationality, recent travel itineraries in some cases and a brief description of each individual to delineate which groups they claim loyalties to. In short, it seemed to me everything we discussed in August was available. Strongly suggest we test the Sudanese on the data, perhaps even try to get at the data on an unconditional basis…

Berger's secretary, Kris, confirmed he had received and read the memo. Berger's reply: We'll evaluate this after the election. Election day came and went. No action was taken. - "The Clinton Intel Record
Deeper failures revealed. ," by Mansoor Ijaz, National Review Online, 4-29-2003

1,477 posted on 07/19/2004 11:07:33 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: doug from upland
Jayna Davis will be all over this if there are implications for OKC.

Gorelick's Wall?

1,478 posted on 07/19/2004 11:08:08 PM PDT by Mo1 (50 States .... I want all 50 States come November!)
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To: Fledermaus
"Boy, are you naive. These morons spent $100 million going to see "Farenheit 911"!"

Don't underestimate the total stupidity of the American people! They gave Gore 550,000 more popular votes!"

This will be decided by the courts, So the stupidity of the American People who support these fools will be taken out of the equation. Since the Republicans Chair the committee's, they will control the hearings, IMHO this is the best opportunity we might have to ferret out a bunch of the crooks who run the DNC

1,479 posted on 07/19/2004 11:08:48 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("KERRY" & "EDWARDS" ARE TWO "JOHNS" THAT NEED FLUSHING!)
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To: doug from upland

I hope you don't mean the "A Team" that calls for Cheney's removal because they've been suckered by the "Halliburton" lies.

Look, I'm doing my best to tick people off to go prove me wrong. But right now, it's obvious Bush, because of his own stupidity, is in trouble.

Will we elect a far left liberal ticket? Farther to the left of Mondale and Dukakis? The answer is yes simply because no one pays attention any longer. If the GOP was smart they'd create music videos, computer games and mindless sitcom and reality TV shows. That's the only thing people understand.

The Chinese communists could invade the U.S. enmass and call it "Hot Chinese Guys Looking For Marriage" on Tuesdays at 10 pm and 80% of Americans, the idiots that they are, would buy into the concept.

Pessimism? Hardly. Reality is more the word. I see it everyday. I work with these morons and I have to supervise them to the point it's borderline that I don't rip their stupid heads off. And, as usual, the stupider they are, the more opinionated they seem to be.

Always good to chat with you. See you around in maybe another 3 months since that seems to be my new pattern!


1,480 posted on 07/19/2004 11:09:01 PM PDT by Fledermaus (John Edwards makes John Kerry look like a pedophile!)
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To: piasa

Thanks!


1,481 posted on 07/19/2004 11:09:36 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("KERRY" & "EDWARDS" ARE TWO "JOHNS" THAT NEED FLUSHING!)
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To: nopardons

The Times ran a six paragraph article, IGNORING reports that any documents were missing. They fasely gave the impression that all of the documents had been returned.

What a f#@#ing joke the Slimes is.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1174603/posts


1,482 posted on 07/19/2004 11:09:39 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: Howlin; Shermy
APRIL 5, 1997 : (BERGER, ALBRIGHT AND OTHERS ARE UNRESPONSIVE TO REPEATED QUERIES FROM HAMILTON CONCERNING SUDANESE OFFER OF INTEL) Sudan's president, Omar Hassan El Bashir, delivered to me [Mansoor Ijaz] a final, unconditional political offer, addressed to Rep. Lee Hamilton, to invite FBI and CIA officials to go to Khartoum and evaluate Sudanese intelligence data on terrorists that had lived in or passed through Sudan. The offer went without a reply even as Hamilton repeatedly queried Berger, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and others about what was wrong with the offer and why it was not being evaluated more seriously. Correspondence in my files fully documents these events. - "The Clinton Intel Record
Deeper failures revealed. ," by Mansoor Ijaz, National Review Online, 4-29-2003
1,483 posted on 07/19/2004 11:10:52 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Fledermaus
I work with these morons and I have to supervise them to the point it's borderline that I don't rip their stupid heads off.

A guy I know has the same problem. When people ask him what he does for a living he answers "I train monkeys."

1,484 posted on 07/19/2004 11:11:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: nopardons
Where? An actual video? Oh wait. It still doesn't matter. I'm going back to my conjecture that Hillary could be seen shooting kids at a school and the left will say it's the GOP's fault! Sorry, totally cynical tonight! And, leaving. Took you FOREVER to catch up and I should have been asleep over an hour ago!
1,485 posted on 07/19/2004 11:11:54 PM PDT by Fledermaus (John Edwards makes John Kerry look like a pedophile!)
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To: nopardons
There's a video of Berger stuffing documents down his pants,for crying out loud.

I just got here. Are you SERIOUS?

1,486 posted on 07/19/2004 11:12:08 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: nopardons

Oops - I just saw it in the article. Nevermind. : )

WOW. THAT IS SO HIP! FOR ONCE, THEY GET CAUGHT!!!


1,487 posted on 07/19/2004 11:12:55 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: MJY1288

I appreciate your enthusisam. But you are depending on the GOP to actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT and you they have no track record.

Sorry, facts get in the way!

Regards


1,488 posted on 07/19/2004 11:13:53 PM PDT by Fledermaus (John Edwards makes John Kerry look like a pedophile!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL...Monkeys would be easier!


1,489 posted on 07/19/2004 11:15:19 PM PDT by Fledermaus (John Edwards makes John Kerry look like a pedophile!)
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To: Howlin
You must read THE THIRD TERRORIST by Jayna Davis. Some in the FBI have covered up the Iraqi connection in the OKC bombing. The evidence is overwhelming. Jayna may well win a Pullitzer. Clinton had to have OKC be domestic terrorism. That saves his presidency and polarized the nation. His side had the defeat the dreaded right wing no matter what.

TWA Flight 800 could not have possibly happened as they said. The first report I heard was on CBS. The bulletin said that the PENTAGON is reporting an airplane that blew up at 12,000 feet. I never again heard a report that said it was reported by the Pentagon. During an election year, Clinton could not allow us to know that a terrorist act took out that plane. It would shut down the airline industry and do economic damage.

Berger takes a classified report and loses it? The very report that was never given to Bush. The very report that has al Qaeda info that Clinton claims he gave to Bush. Nope. They hid this info from the Bush team. They have been caught in a lie of monumental proportion.

TWA Flight 800 is proceeding in court. For OKC, Jayna Davis is making the rounds on more talk shows. She will be on COAST TO COAST at the beginning of August.

What has been going on with Clinton agents in the FBI is starting to unravel. It may all come apart on him and on the RATS. It is a house of cards.

1,490 posted on 07/19/2004 11:15:28 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: Howlin

And I'm posting too quickly,so that I don't miss too much,I left out the word never.I just won't ever catch up now.


1,491 posted on 07/19/2004 11:16:21 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: doug from upland

I've always believed, from basic evidence, that both OKC and TWA 800 were terroist attacks the Clinton Admin covered up.

It's so obvious. McVeigh was an idiot. He was recruited during the Gulf War. He didn't have enough brains to do what he did in OKC.

Even George Stepphieboy slipped up on national TV and said, "when TWA 800 was blown up".


1,492 posted on 07/19/2004 11:18:08 PM PDT by Fledermaus (John Edwards makes John Kerry look like a pedophile!)
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To: Mo1
Perhaps Gorelick's wall. Jayna's story is not going to be denied. The evidence is overwhelming about Iraqi help in blowing up OKC. What is amazing is that they have gotten away with it for so long. Read THE THIRD TERRORIST.

Tim McVeigh went down without squealing because he wanted to be a martyr. He wanted to be the one who got back at the government for Ruby Ridge and Waco. Never would he want to be associated with being a traitor who was colluding with foreign agents.

1,493 posted on 07/19/2004 11:18:58 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

The OKC bombing info coming out before the election is a secret fantasy of mine (the older I get, the less interesting my fantasies become).

I'm not counting on it.


1,494 posted on 07/19/2004 11:19:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: kcvl

Bump to finish reading later.


1,495 posted on 07/19/2004 11:20:10 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: Fledermaus

Read THE THIRD TERRORIST. It shines the light of truth on OKC. It is undeniable. That story, I convinced, is going to keep steamrolling. The truth will be exposed.


1,496 posted on 07/19/2004 11:20:31 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Thanks buddy, I'll do that! Night.


1,497 posted on 07/19/2004 11:21:49 PM PDT by Fledermaus (John Edwards makes John Kerry look like a pedophile!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I don't think it will happen before the election. But count on it ---- OKC will be solved. A few members of the 9-11 commission are reading THE THIRD TERRORIST right now.


1,498 posted on 07/19/2004 11:22:02 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: Jeff Chandler

That's why I just can't keep up with this thread............I'm reading every post. :-)


1,499 posted on 07/19/2004 11:25:41 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: MinuteGal
Don't you just love how this news is coming out just days before the 'Rat convention

Yes it is.

However, we know that the events in question took place 9 months ago; So why are we learning of it this evening?

From what I gather, Ashcroft, in his testimony to the 9/11 committee this spring, alluded to the original un-washed-by-Beger report that Damned Clinton. So insiders on both side of the aisle knew this would break before the election, just when?

Perhaps the 'Rats {they very well might be the source of this leak} want this issue to be hot on the skewer now so they can use the upcoming convention to publicly water the issue down with 98 degree .....

1,500 posted on 07/19/2004 11:25:57 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (Kerry plans to graff post-Vietnam policy on Iraq: Cut funding and let the Syrian Baathists take over)
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