Skip to comments.DID CLINTON CAUSE 9/11? ASK SANDY BERGER
Posted on 09/12/2006 6:08:37 PM PDT by BlueJ7
Over the years, historians and dramatists will produce many, many versions of "The Path to 9/11." If Bill Clinton wishes in the future to complain about historical inaccuracies, I suggest he first answer one question:
What handwritten notes, and by whom, were on the three copies of classified documents (out of five) that Sandy Berger chose to steal and cut up with scissors in 2003, smack in the middle of the 9/11 commission's investigation?
When we know the answer to that question, Bill, then and only then will you be entitled to complain about historical inaccuracies in the record.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Clinton aide says
9/11 film 'correct'
Producer consulted with military attaché
who saw aborted attacks on bin Laden
Are these the documents from the national archives that ended up in Sandy Burglar's shorts and socks due to an "honest mistake?"
Bill Clinton will go down in history as the worst most asleep at the wheel President this country has had to date. Let's hope and pray no one else is ever as lackdaisical as he was.
Sandy Pants Burglar. A one-man Ministry of Truth.
Clinton.......caretaker President who only took care of himself.
Gee, I wonder what they would do to me if I "accidently" put classified material in my socks.
"Path to 9/11" Prompts the Question: Who's Guilty? Disney/ABC or the Clinton Administration Crowd ?
By John E. Carey
September 10, 2006
Lets just review for a moment the affair of one Samuel Sandy Berger and the National Archives.
On Thursday, July 22, 2004, Washington Post staff writers John F. Harris and Susan Schmidt, wrote Last Oct. 2, former Clinton national security adviser Samuel R. Sandy Berger stayed huddled over papers at the National Archives until 8 p.m. What he did not know as he labored through that long Thursday was that the same Archives employees who were solicitously retrieving documents for him were also watching their important visitor with a suspicious eye.
The employees of the National Archives suspected that Sandy Berger was stealing classified government archives about terrorists from his tenure as President Clintons National Security Advisor.
They were right.
John F. Harris and Susan Schmidt wrote, The documents that Berger has acknowledged taking -- some of which remain missing -- are different drafts of a January 2000 after-action review of how the government responded to terrorism plots at the turn of the millennium. The document was written by White House anti-terrorism coordinator Richard A. Clarke, at Berger's direction when he was in government.
Harris and Schmidt also reported that, Sources have told The Washington Post, and other news organizations, that Berger was witnessed stuffing papers into his clothing.
Transporting classified government documents without proper authorization is a serious offense. Stealing historical records from the national Archives is equally heinous.
But the real crime that Sandy Berger, and other Clinton Administration personnel, may be guilty of is this: revisionist history.
After September 11, 2001, everyone in Washington DC asked the same questions: How could this happen and why werent we forewarned?
In fact, we were forewarned. There were many events that should have set off alarm bells during President Clintons Administration.
A few of the events among these warning signs include: the first World trade center bombing (February 1993), the discovery of the Lincoln and Holland tunnel plots (Spring 1993), the car bombing of the U.S. military headquarters of the United States in Saudi Arabia (November 1995), the truck bombing of the U.S. military housing facility Khobar Towers (June 1996), the truck bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (August 1998), and the bombing of USS Cole (October 2000).
Less than one year later, the World Trade Center and the pentagon were hit on September 11, 2001.
This brings us to the loud and vocal protestations from Clinton Administration loyalists to the Disney/ABC production which starts to air tonight, Path to 9/11.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Clinton Foundation head Bruce Lindsey and Clinton adviser Douglas Band all wrote in the past week to Robert Iger, CEO of ABC's parent The Walt Disney Co., to express concern over The Path to 9/11.
What do they have to hide?
Add to that, highly partisan Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York reportedly composed a tough letter to Robert A. Iger, CEO of Walt Disney, ABC's parent company. The letter cites two scenes from the program casting doubt on the Clinton administration's legacy in fighting terrorism.
Slaughter added as co-signers of the letter three senior Democrats who would join her as committee chairmen if Democrats won control of the House. They are Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, senior member of the House; Rep. Jane Harman of California, a top party spokesman on national security; and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, a left-wing leader.
What do they have to hide? Or is this just a self-serving case of piling on for personal gain?
And what respect do they have for freedom of speech?
When Oliver Stone made his movie J.F.K. depicting the presidents assassination as the product of a government conspiracy, do you recall this level of protest?
So we take caution and pause when we hear these vociferous protestations from the Clinton Camp.
We dont much like revisionist history. And we wonder what the members of the Clinton Administration want to shroud from public view.
He was a fluke. He got elected only because Perot ran and won with 42% of the vote.
I think he only got 47% the second time.
If he was military he would have been court martialed for incompetence. If he was in private industry he would have been canned.
Only in government can one so incomptent keep their job.
Bill "I loathe the military" Clinton lackdaisical? Nah.
Not that self-serving, low-life elitist bastard.
The horrors of 911 are what this nation gets when they elect, twice, a degenerate liar to be President ... and SZinkEmperor is merely a typical democrat politician, the Seante and House are full of the same from that party and a few Republicans of like failing. Can you imagine the horrors that will follow four years of democrat rule in House and Seante, with two years of democrat soiling the WHite House with a war on terrorism going on? I truly shudder to contemplate the feckless appeasements under such rule, not to mention the democrat entitlements which will go into effect to guarantee their re-election until the nation falls into utter mayhem and chaos with the Islamofascist's strikes.
One more time:
Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew.
C'mon, everyone knows ol' Sandy was just sloppy!
That depends entirely on your party affiliation.
Okay, leave everything else aside for a moment. Sandy "the Burglar" Berger runs an international consulting firm, and shreds documents with scissors? He didn't have access to a DOD-grade shredder after hours? Couldn't stick the documents between papers he'd be shredding for his consulting business and shred them during business hours? SCISSORS???!
The real Clinton legacy exposed...
For the life of me, I don't understand why the Justice Department whitewashed Berger's crime. Nor why the White House didn't scream bloody murder about Gorelick and Ben Veniste being on the 9-11 committee. They should have thrown a hairy fit. But no. Mustn't fight back or anything.
Gee, I wonder what they would do to me if I "accidently" put classified material in my socks.
President Carter is close, but he had Rosalind Carter took control. President Carter was a "closet" president!
"If he was military he would have been court martialed for incompetence."
Have you ever stopped to consider that Burgler may have planted documents also, not just removed documents. The democrat administration of our government has no boundaries of truth or moral character, so anything, literally, is possible with those people. And Burgler isn't the only clintooon goon who has had open access to the archives. As clintoon's 'library' is stocked, others have been admitted for research among the archives. Just imagine what those lying, criminals have accomplished in the way of planted docs and removals.
Since Tony Snow got there, they seem to understand that they are involved in politics, and politics is like war, except you don't kill anybody (the Clintons never got that memo.) I hope they keep up the good fight. If nobody gets in trouble for leaking the NSA intel, then we'll know they aren't serious about doing the right thing vis-a-vis the Democrats.
The idea that President Bush is responsible for 9-11 is ludicrous.
Stealing classified government documents is a federal offence but only if you are NOT part of the clinton whitehouse crime syndicate.Everyone else gets time to serve.
Bill and Monica were made for each other. Monica has a crooked mouth.
Maggie just hit the nail on the head.
Strange we never heard anything from the celebrity "historians" about this insult to history. Future generations have no idea what this vandal took out, and more importantly we have no idea what he put it. This jewel of historical research is now forever tainted on this subject.
You are exactly right! And unlike Clinton, who had time for pizza parties with interns, Bush entered office with a number of issues to deal with...not even including the delay because of the contested election. From the recession and the need to get tax-cuts passed, to Enron and the corporate scandals (still an issue up until 9/11 and after), the Soviets and the ABM Treaty, the UN and the ICC/Kyoto...and the Chinese crisis after they downed one of our planes, Bush had a much fuller plate than most presidents.
Heck, one of the most important cabinet positions when it came to domestic terrorism concerns (Attorney General) was obstructed as the Democrats attacked Ashcroft for weeks trying to make his Faith a disqualifier for the position. When you consider all of these issues...especially how the Democrats immediately tried to delegitimize his presidency, it's amazing the country got through all this as well as we did. Just looking back at all this, I'd like to ask the conspiracy theorists just when Bush had time to plan the 9/11 attack.
Jimmy Carter also aborted attacks in Iran.
The left has always been the party of abortion.
Yah! The same DoJ that wrist slapped Burglar is going to charge these four. Riiiight!
Hey, the Administration is setting a "...new tone in Washington." Better get on board or some on this site will call you a perpetually offended conservative.
Yeah, who'da thunk he could top ole Cat Nap Carter?!?
Ever been to Levenworth, KS.? I know you were kidding.
So, if the Clinton library were to burn down, we could actually benefit (in a historical sense)?
Of course, she left out the best part of the story: that he hid the documents he stole down the crotch of his pants. Not only is this a major comedic element (good for my business) and a recurring theme of the whole Clinton administration ("Guess what's in my pants!"), but the image of it conveys better than the details just how absurd is the idea of Sandy Berger demanding absolute truth and honesty from anybody. The only logical response must be, "Say, isn't he the guy with the stolen secret documents down his pants?..."
Yes, especially since they thought he had lost the election in the first place! He didn't have a reason to start planning it BEFORE his election.
That bitter, racist, doddering old man, Conyers, would be chairman of the House Judiciary Committee! The fool has laready been holding mock ups for impeachment hearings. Talk about pissing on our courageous military, impeaching their CIC during war would be like spitting at them that they were dying for an illegal war! God how I hate democrats now; they are truly the enemy within.