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Nothing Screams 'National Security Character Witness' Like a Sandy Berger Endorsement
National Review ^ | Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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?


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: cia; clintonistas; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; nationalsecurity; nsa; obama; obamatransitionfile; panetta; sandyberger; x42

1 posted on 01/07/2009 7:45:51 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

ROFLOL...... amazing !!!!!


2 posted on 01/07/2009 7:48:27 AM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Isn’t Sandy due to get his national security clearance back just in time for the inauguration?

Hmmmmm


3 posted on 01/07/2009 7:48:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

We are living in Bizarro World.


4 posted on 01/07/2009 7:49:58 AM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
He is not very good a stealing he'll be caught again. lol the gang that can't shoot straight.
5 posted on 01/07/2009 7:50:22 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Apparently, Mr. Panetta will need a looser pair of pants.


6 posted on 01/07/2009 7:50:53 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


7 posted on 01/07/2009 7:50:56 AM PST by tomnbeverly ("In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken to listen and hear.....)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


8 posted on 01/07/2009 7:51:01 AM PST by rod1
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9 posted on 01/07/2009 7:51:46 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Sandy was going to provide some documentation for Panetta’s record, but he left it in his other pants.


10 posted on 01/07/2009 7:51:55 AM PST by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: rod1
I think they are getting him fixed up with a new wardrobe...


11 posted on 01/07/2009 7:53:42 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emporer has no pedigree.)
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To: cripplecreek
Isn’t Sandy due to get his national security clearance back just in time for the inauguration?

One more Clintonista on board would be the saturation point of Team 0bama. Even crap can't float with that much additive.

12 posted on 01/07/2009 7:54:03 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Live your principles. Don't just type them here.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


13 posted on 01/07/2009 7:55:29 AM PST by ensignbay (*** http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/we-demand-true-conservative-leadership.html ***)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Careful. Even some FReepers are accusing us of suffering from Obama derangement syndrome for not being more reasonable about Obama’s picks.


14 posted on 01/07/2009 7:57:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: tomnbeverly

—the Bush administration did as little about it as possible—


15 posted on 01/07/2009 7:58:39 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


16 posted on 01/07/2009 8:00:14 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: cripplecreek; billhilly; Grammy; Flycatcher

What’s next, naming Sandy Burgler the director of the National Archives?

That’s some big pants to fill.


17 posted on 01/07/2009 8:00:50 AM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Evil is rampant.


18 posted on 01/07/2009 8:04:44 AM PST by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: weegee
Louis is on the hunt for $2.5 billion in bamboozled money down in Tulsa. This should take another week or so...
19 posted on 01/07/2009 8:07:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Play around with this interactive chart at Muckety:

Berger and Panetta

20 posted on 01/07/2009 8:11:30 AM PST by Zevonismymuse
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Al Capone recomending the nomination of a new attorney general.


21 posted on 01/07/2009 8:19:34 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

100 to 1 that Hillary picks up Berger as an aide or something...


22 posted on 01/07/2009 8:19:47 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Kind of like Bonnie and Clyde vouching for Bill and Hill’s honesty.


23 posted on 01/07/2009 8:29:52 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.”


24 posted on 01/07/2009 8:41:09 AM PST by wildbill
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To: rellimpank

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.


25 posted on 01/07/2009 9:19:48 AM PST by tomnbeverly ("In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken to listen and hear.....)
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To: Zevonismymuse

Good God that thing must have taken years to develop!


26 posted on 01/07/2009 10:38:01 AM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: Zevonismymuse

That’s amazing and disturbing at the same time!


27 posted on 01/07/2009 11:27:04 AM PST by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: Pagey; blaveda
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.

28 posted on 01/07/2009 4:18:29 PM PST by Zevonismymuse
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