Skip to comments.Nothing Screams 'National Security Character Witness' Like a Sandy Berger Endorsement
Posted on 01/07/2009 7:45:50 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Guess who thinks Leon Panetta will be just perfect at CIA?
Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger, Lake's deputy before becoming national security adviser himself, said that Panetta "was part of the decision-making process for every single issue we were dealing with, whether this was in the Oval Office with the president or the Cabinet Room — the Middle East, Kosovo, China. He was a part of a small group of people who advised the president how to proceed on strategy and substance."
Yes, that Sandy Berger.
Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger was sentenced Thursday to community service and probation and fined $50,000 for illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives and intentionally destroying some of them.
Berger must perform 100 hours of community service and pay the fine as well as $6,905 for the administrative costs of his two-year probation, a district court judge ruled.
Well, I feel better about Panetta, don't you?
ROFLOL...... amazing !!!!!
Isn’t Sandy due to get his national security clearance back just in time for the inauguration?
We are living in Bizarro World.
Apparently, Mr. Panetta will need a looser pair of pants.
Oh wait I think the Nationa Review Forgot a very KEY point and that is ......that he stole those documents.... During the Investigation into why the government was unprepared to deal with the greatest terrorist attack on American soil in History.....
talk about conspiracy.... and yet he is a free man... and the media says and does nothing about it.
Personally, I do not think Panetta is qualified despite Burger’s endorsement. We all know that Leon’s pant size is too small for real “high-volume” security work.
Sandy was going to provide some documentation for Panetta’s record, but he left it in his other pants.
One more Clintonista on board would be the saturation point of Team 0bama. Even crap can't float with that much additive.
Since Obama is clearly not qualified to be president having no leadership experience (among many other reasons), it makes sense that he would want Panetta, with ZERO intelligence experience, to head the CIA.
Careful. Even some FReepers are accusing us of suffering from Obama derangement syndrome for not being more reasonable about Obama’s picks.
—the Bush administration did as little about it as possible—
I suspect that Panetta will also be covering for the Clintons. Sandy Berger destroyed some documents pertinent to the 9-11 investigation. I suspect that Panetta will be on a similar search and destroy mission.
Add to that a shadow government that operates within the CIA (Valerie Plame et al) who will use their positions to thwart the elected administration if they disagree with the party that happens to win.
I see nothing positive or credible in this nomination.
Reminds me of Louis Freeh and Jamie Gorelick winding up inside of Fannie Mae after botching national security with regards to 9-11.
What’s next, naming Sandy Burgler the director of the National Archives?
That’s some big pants to fill.
Evil is rampant.
Al Capone recomending the nomination of a new attorney general.
100 to 1 that Hillary picks up Berger as an aide or something...
Kind of like Bonnie and Clyde vouching for Bill and Hill’s honesty.
He was part of every National Security decision??
Like which document to remove from the National Archives?? Or was it a smaller contribution like:
“Sandy, I think you ought to put the swag in both socks so you won’t have a noticeable bulge in one of them.”
Well I would speculate... that at that moment in history The country was coming together for the Good. President Bush had an approval rating in the 80 percentile and so for Bush to start launching investigations and accusing the Clinton Administration for its failures that led to the terror attack would have been seen as Partisan... and may have soured the mood. It was smart to leave it alone and use the political capital wisely.
I don’t think many people really get it. George W. Bush is emotionally attached to 911 he takes it personally. Obama will never understand that.
No it was after Bush decided to do what Clinton or any Rat never would have the (sack) to do and that was take out Saddam Hussein... Pre-emptively, so that the threat would not materialize ....(The very lesson of 911) and then how they went after him... the fringe wack jobs led by Micahel Moore soon found and audience for thier dribble... They ran the 04 election campaign as a Political attack on Bush and his policies after they all agreed with him. It truly is insane.
Now I do blame Bush for not being more media savvy and for not launching a War Information department that could have largely handled the PR needed after the Rats started Campaigning on a desire for Defeat and Failure. They used the Vietnam playbook and soon the conditions on the ground began to mimic their rhetoric.
But the surge worked and they can’t escape that truth. So they will attempt to rewrite history so for all those reasons and more it is very important to stop the appointment of Panetta.
Good God that thing must have taken years to develop!
That’s amazing and disturbing at the same time!
I have only recently discovered this site and I am still learning how to use it. It really blows my mind. I hope other people start playing around with it.