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  • President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Rand Beers as Homeland Security Under Secretary....

    04/12/2009 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 800+ views
    DHS.GOV - News Release ^ | Release Date: April 8, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1239207536374.shtm President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Rand Beers as Homeland Security Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate President Barack Obama announced today his intent to nominate Rand Beers as U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), the Department’s primary risk-reducing division. Beers will oversee five major offices in this role, including Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), Infrastructure Protection (IP), Intergovernmental Programs (IGP), Risk Management and Analysis (RMA) and US-VISIT. “More than anyone I know, Rand Beers can be trusted with protecting...
  • Obama adviser links gas prices to Bush war policies

    07/02/2008 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 100+ views
    Obama adviser links gas prices to Bush war policies By Jordan Fabian Posted: 07/02/08 01:28 PM [ET] An informal foreign policy adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) on Wednesday linked high oil prices to threats the Bush administration has made against Iran. Rand Beers, an adviser to 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), said a one-day $11-per-barrel spike in the price of oil was a response to “potential military action threatened against Iran.” “Americans need to understand that what is happening in the Persian Gulf is significantly contributing to the rising price of oil,” said...
  • Former Kerry advisor: McCain’s POW captivity left him “sadly limited” in foreign policy experience

    06/30/2008 2:21:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies · 48+ views
    hotair.com ^ | June 30, 2008 | Allahpundit
    I’m not sure what to do with this. Obviously what he said raised someone’s eyebrow at ABC, but they don’t give us enough of a quote to know exactly what he’s saying. While Barack Obama was urging supporters not to devalue the military service of rival John McCain on Monday, a top Democratic voice on foreign policy argued at the political arm of a liberal think tank that the former POW’s isolation during the Vietnam war has hobbled the Arizona senator’s capacity as a war-time leader.The comments were made by Rand Beers, Sen. John Kerry’s, D-Mass., top national security adviser...
  • Obama Adviser: McCain 'Sadly Limited' By POW Years (audio)

    07/01/2008 7:29:23 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 77 replies · 76+ views
    Eyeblast.tv ^ | July 1, 2008 | Eyeblast
    Obama advisor Rand Beers was asked by a member of the audience about Sen. John McCain's foreign policy credentials on June 30 at "McCain U.," a McCain-critique session at the Center for American Progress on Monday in Washington. Beers says his captivity during the Vietnam War “sadly limited” McCain’s ability to be a war-time leader: “Sadly, Sen. McCain was not available during those times, and I say that with all due respect to him," said informal Obama adviser Rand Beers. "I think that the notion that the members of the Senate who were in the ground forces or who were...
  • U.S. Policy in Iraq, Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (Cong. Tom Davis, R-VA)(CSPAN 5:21 AM ET)

    08/24/2007 1:17:00 AM PDT · by BillF · 11 replies · 1,324+ views
    C-Span ^ | Aug, 23, 2007 | CSpan
    <p>U.S. Representative Tom Davis attended the Americans Against Escalation in Iraq's "Take a Stand" town hall meeting, held at the Accotink Unitarian Church, to explain the U.S. policy in Iraq.</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 August 2006

    08/20/2006 5:11:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 557 replies · 11,263+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 20 August 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows Sunday, August 20th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; airport security consultant Rafi Ron; Rand Beers, former presidential counterterrorism adviser; Washington Nationals co-owner Mark Lerner.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.; British Home Secretary John Reid; Spike Lee, director of the documentary "When the Levees Broke." LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Iraqi Industry Minister Fawzi...
  • Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror

    10/16/2004 6:17:14 AM PDT · by ma bell · 30 replies · 3,060+ views
    Secret diner in Washington Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror Less than a week before the clashes in Kosovo and Metohija occurred, a group of Albanian lobbyists from USA held a meeting at which they decided to help Kosovo Albanians to force international community to give independence to Kosovo. 'Blic' got this information from well-informed sources in the US. As 'Blic' further finds out this informal meeting was held at the initiative of David Philips, deputy director of the Center for preventive action within Council for international relations in New York. The meeting was held at his home with light diner....
  • Friend: CIA Officer Not Source on Prisons (and lawyered up)

    04/24/2006 11:46:21 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 61 replies · 1,830+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 4-25-06 | Katherine Shrader
    Excerpt:"She did not leak any classified information, and she did not have access to the information apparently attributed to her by some government officials," said Washington lawyer Ty Cobb, who is representing veteran CIA analyst Mary McCarthy. Government officials have linked her to the Post's story about the CIA's covert sites in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, used to hold terror suspects. The disclosure of the facilities caused an international clamor last fall because of the legal and ethical issues they raised. McCarthy was fired on Thursday for knowingly disclosing classified information. But Cobb said she hopes to find a way...
  • Secrets of the CIA- Mary McCarthy 'categorically denies' being the source of the leak

    04/24/2006 7:00:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 94 replies · 2,352+ views
    Secrets of the CIA A former colleague says the fired Mary McCarthy ‘categorically denies’ being the source of the leak on agency renditions. WEB EXCLUSIVE By Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff Updated: 7:07 p.m. ET April 24, 2006 April 24, 2006 - A former CIA officer who was sacked last week after allegedly confessing to leaking secrets has denied she was the source of a controversial Washington Post story about alleged CIA secret detention operations in Eastern Europe, a friend of the operative told NEWSWEEK. The fired official, Mary O. McCarthy, “categorically denies being the source of the leak,” one...
  • Friend: CIA Officer Not Source on Prisons

    04/24/2006 4:24:20 PM PDT · by sirchtruth · 47 replies · 1,150+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2006 | Katherine Shrader
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA officer fired last week for unauthorized contacts with the media denies allegations that she provided information leading to The Washington Post's award-winning story on secret CIA detention centers, according to a friend speaking on her behalf. "She was not the source for that story," said Rand Beers, who has talked with his former colleague, Mary McCarthy, a veteran intelligence analyst.
  • [...} fired Mary McCarthy ‘CATEGORICALLY DENIES’ being the source of the leak on agency renditions.

    04/24/2006 3:03:57 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 361 replies · 6,044+ views
    msnbc/ Newsweek ^ | April 24, 2006 | Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff
    WEB EXCLUSIVE By Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff Updated: 5:43 p.m. ET April 24, 2006 April 24, 2006 - A former CIA officer who was sacked last week after allegedly confessing to leaking secrets has denied she was the source of a controversial Washington Post story about alleged CIA secret detention operations in Eastern Europe, a friend of the operative told NEWSWEEK. The fired official, Mary O. McCarthy, “categorically denies being the source of the leak,” one of McCarthy’s friends and former colleagues, Rand Beers, said Monday after speaking to McCarthy. Beers said he could not elaborate on this denial...
  • Mary McCarthy Replaced Rand Beers, The Kerry Advisor (The Big Lib Conspiracy)

    04/22/2006 1:03:48 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 47 replies · 1,514+ views
    Office of the Press Secretary | June 16, 1998 | THE WHITE HOUSE
    Here is the announcement of McCarthy's appointment as a Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 16, 1998 STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced today the appointment of Mary O'Neil McCarthy as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mrs. McCarthy succeeds Rand Beers. Mary McCarthy had been Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council Staff since July 1996. Previously, Mrs. McCarthy served as the National Intelligence Officer for Warning from 1994-1996 and as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer...
  • Mary McCarthy CIA Leak Scandal: Give Back the Tainted Pulitzers

    04/23/2006 1:25:44 PM PDT · by Coastal · 24 replies · 1,387+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 4-23-06 | Cliff Kincaid
    It appears that one of the main sources of Washington Post reporter Dana Priest’s dubious November 2, 2005, story about CIA “secret prisons” abroad was CIA officer and former Clinton official Mary O. McCarthy, whose firing by the agency because of her leaks to Priest and other journalists has been making headlines. She had been hired by Rand Beers of the Clinton National Security Council, who went on to serve as an adviser to the 2004 presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry. Mary O. McCarthy, identified as a “U.S. Government/analyst,” is listed in Federal Election Commission records as a financial...
  • Sandy Berger Tries to 'Anchor Aweigh' Curt Weldon (Able Danger)

    04/04/2006 8:37:12 AM PDT · by americaprd · 56 replies · 10,210+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/4/06 | Judi McLeod
    Proving that he’s just as adept at stuffing an election candidate’s coffers as he is at stuffing his own socks, Sandy Berger hosted an "almost secret" Washington fund-raiser for a recently retired three-star vice admiral last night. Vice Adm. Joseph Sestak Jr, as the Village People would say, is "In the Navy". And when you want to take an Able Danger Congressman Curt Weldon down, what better way than to send in the Navy? Berger, dubbed "Sandy Burglar" by radio meister Rush Limbaugh, gained notoriety for trying to stuff classified documents into his socks and other attire. The man, who...
  • Sandy Berger Raises Money for Weldon Foe (Able Danger Alert)

    03/28/2006 7:50:08 AM PST · by americaprd · 59 replies · 4,393+ views
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 3/27/06 | William Bender
    Several members of President Bill Clinton’s national security team are hosting a Washington fund-raiser tonight for retired Vice Adm. Joseph Sestak Jr., the Democrat running against U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon in November. Officials at Sestak’s campaign headquarters in Media will not comment on the event, though an invitation sent out to potential donors and obtained by the Daily Times lists Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger as a host. "As a general rule, campaigns don’t comment on fund-raisers or people who hold them," said Sestak’s campaign chairman, Myles Duffy. Berger, who served as Clinton’s second-term national security adviser, pleaded guilty last year...
  • NYT: Cover-Up Issue Is Seen as Focus in Leak Inquiry [Rove & Libby advised may be in legal jeopardy]

    10/20/2005 7:14:44 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 266 replies · 13,517+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 10/21/05 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    Cover-Up Issue Is Seen as Focus in Leak Inquiry By DAVID JOHNSTON WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 - As he weighs whether to bring criminal charges in the C.I.A. leak case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special counsel, is focusing on whether Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, and I. Lewis Libby Jr., chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, sought to conceal their actions and mislead prosecutors, lawyers involved in the case said Thursday. Among the charges that Mr. Fitzgerald is considering are perjury, obstruction of justice and false statement - counts that suggest the prosecutor may believe the evidence...
  • 'Bill and Me' - MY FBI - By Louis J. Freeh

    10/20/2005 5:10:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 556+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2005 | Joseph C. Goulden
    In November 1997, Mr. Freeh sent Attorney General Janet Reno a 27-page memo about allegations of illicit fund-raising during the 1996 campaign. Much "soft money" came into the Clinton-Gore camp "from alarming sources, including the People's Republic of China." Miss Reno refused Mr. Freeh's recommendation that an independent counsel run the case. Then the president made a mistake. In an offhand remark to the press, he claimed that had the FBI briefed the White House, he would have ensured that there was no "undue influence" involved. But as Mr. Freeh writes, two FBI agents had briefed Rand Beers, a senior...
  • Stop the Tape: FREEH SOUNDS LIKE HE'S GOT THE GOODS

    10/19/2005 10:17:11 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 41 replies · 3,163+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 19, 2005 | The Truth Detector
    Freeh Sounds Like He's Got the Goods October 19, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen To Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence (Highly recommended by poster) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, now on to Louie Freeh, fulfilling a commitment made to you on Monday. There's a review of his book, "(My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror)," in the Washington Times today by Joseph C. Goulden, and the interesting passage from this review... Let me give you the first paragraph then go to the interesting passage. "Oh, let's cut right to the chase. Your primary...
  • J C Wilson International Ventures (Joe's Comapny)

    07/14/2005 9:45:50 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 128 replies · 6,009+ views
    In doing a search on Joe Wilson's company, J C Wilson International Ventures, I came across this article from Aljazerah. It is dated January 26, 2005. I cannot read it but there are many names we would recognize. BEK(The Century Foundation), Samuel R. Berger, Stonebridge International, Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy, Economic Strategy Institute, Rogne Nation, Brookings, Richard Holbrook, J.C.Wilson International Ventures, Terror in the name of God, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Mark Warner, Julitte Kayem, Michele A. Flournoy, James Sterinberg, Rand Beers, Chuck Hagel http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:a0WmXPSw8tIJ:aljazerah.net/modules.php%3Fname%3DNews%26file%3Darticle%26sid%3D353+%22j+c+wilson+international+ventures%22&hl=en (It may not link, if not you need to do a google search on...
  • Critic of American stinginess (Leslie H. Gelb) a former advisor to the Kerry campaign

    12/30/2004 9:04:02 AM PST · by filly · 13 replies · 954+ views
    wizbangblog.com ^ | 12/30/2004 | wizbangblog.com
    Gelb was identified as a senior Kerry adviser in an interview with Rand Beers, John Kerry's top national security adviser...
  • John Kerry vs. the War on Terror: Candidate Kerry's Subversive Campaign

    11/01/2004 7:27:09 AM PST · by Fedora · 47 replies · 4,886+ views
    Original FReeper research | 11/01/2004 | Fedora
    John Kerry's Fellow TravellersA 5--part series exposing John Kerry's Communist connections.Part 5: John Kerry vs. the War on Terror: Candidate Kerry's Subversive CampaignBy Fedora *NOTE: The term “fellow traveller" as used in this article series refers to someone who is not a member of the Communist Party (CP) but regularly engages in actions which advance the Party's program. Some apparent fellow travellers may actually be “concealed party members": members of the CP who conceal their membership. Which of these classifications is applicable to the Kerrys is a question this series leaves unresolved. This series does not argue for any direct...
  • Key Aide to Kerry Amends Testimony Given Under Oath [Rand Beers]

    07/27/2004 2:55:27 AM PDT · by syriacus · 17 replies · 802+ views
    NY Sun | July 27, 2004 | Eli Lake
    Senator Kerry's national security adviser had to take back comments he made under oath in 2002 to a federal court that members of a Colombian paramilitary group received training from Al Qaeda in Afghanistant The disclosure of Rand Beers's amended deposition in Arias v. Dyncorp, may weaken a central claim of the Democratic campaign for the White House that the Bush administration knowingly lied about pre-war Iraq intelligence.
  • This Is Kerry On Drugs

    07/15/2004 9:52:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,915+ views
    Reason ^ | July 15, 2004 | Dave Kopel and Mike Krause
    <p>For those who oppose the federal government's disastrous war on drugs, there are many things to dislike about the Bush Administration, not the least of which is its shameless—and dangerous—use of the war on terror to prop up the failed drug war and the accompanying $18 billion dollar bureaucracy. And there is no indication that four more years of a Bush presidency will offer anything but more of the same.</p>
  • Kerry’s Dogs of War

    06/12/2004 11:25:41 PM PDT · by dj_animal_2000 · 18 replies · 295+ views
    Serbianna ^ | Sunday, June 13, 2004 | M. Bozinovich
    Kerry’s Dogs of War By M. Bozinovich Recent Albanian violence against the Serbs in Kosovo appears to have been a screaming success. Aside that UNMIK has made no convictions of the arrested Albanian suspects, the fact that NATO inflicted no reprisal to counter its exposed military impotence leaves the Albanian militants in a confident position that, if repeated again, the violence will drive NATO out of Kosovo. In fact, it appears that the Albanian militants have also set the NATO drive-out date. "I'm not a fan of setting dates,” said Hasim Taci, the leader of the Albanian paramilitary in Kosovo...
  • Kerry gathers doomsday team

    05/04/2004 6:49:03 PM PDT · by EllaMinnow · 55 replies · 123+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2004 | Jonathan Kaplan
    Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign is preparing for a so-called “October surprise,” including Osama bin Laden’s capture and a terrorist attack in the United States, The Hill has learned. “There is discussion of what are the unexpected, unanticipated [events],” said Rand Beers, Kerry’s top foreign-policy guru and a former Bush National Security Council adviser, who is a member of a loose group of advisers that the Democratic challenger is putting together. “It would be a surprise if we were not going to talk about it.” By design, the group includes several outside advisers who are free of the day-to-day...
  • Forum: Clashing with Clarke in class

    04/04/2004 9:33:05 AM PDT · by tallhappy · 38 replies · 187+ views
    <p>The country is in an uproar over former White House terrorism expert Richard Clarke's recent contentions, which will continue to be debated.</p> <p>Let me give some insight on my own very recent (February 2004) experience with Mr. Clarke, who teaches a class at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He teaches this class with Rand Beers, a former government official with National Security Council experience who now works on the Democratic presidential campaign.</p>
  • North Korea Seen Stalling in Nuclear Row Until U.S. Vote

    04/01/2004 3:53:14 PM PST · by Shermy · 15 replies · 103+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 1, 2004
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea seems to have lost interest in nuclear talks until after the U.S. presidential election in November, despite strenuous Chinese efforts to keep Pyongyang engaged, South Korean experts said on Thursday. China's foreign minister emerged a week ago from a trip to North Korea voicing optimism about the six-party negotiations. But days later, Pyongyang state media flatly rejected the goals set out by Washington, Tokyo and Seoul, the experts said. "I don't think North Korea is very serious about six-party talks," said Choi Jin-wook, a senior analyst at the Korea Institute for National Unification. "Until the...
  • THIS JUST IN: Richard Clarke's former deputy, Rand Beers, is advisor to Kerry

    03/25/2004 7:54:12 AM PST · by Liz · 4 replies · 261+ views
    3/25/04 | CAL THOMAS
    CAL THOMAS: Richard Clarke's former deputy, Rand Beers, is now an advisor to the presidential campaign of John F. Kerry. We all know that Kerry's chief campaign strategy is to persuade the public that Bush failed to effectively fight the war on terror. What a coincidence (sneer).
  • Post-Cold War Security: Terrorism, Security, and Failed States (Richard Clarke and Rand Beers)

    03/24/2004 12:22:58 PM PST · by Shermy · 4 replies · 161+ views
    Harvard University Web Site ^ | Spring 2004 session
    KSG ISP-213 Post-Cold War Security: Terrorism, Security, and Failed States Faculty: Richard Clarke; Rand Beers Semester Spring Course Credit: 1.0 Day Time Room 1st Day 2\4 Meet Time W 4:10 - 6:00 Starr Review Description Between them Rand Beers and Richard Clarke spent over 20 years in the White House on the National Security Council and over 60 years in national security departments and agencies. They helped to shape the transition from Cold War security issues to the challenges of terrorism, international crime, and failed states. This course is more than a retrospective on that transition, it focuses also on...
  • The blame game...

    03/23/2004 10:46:11 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/24/04 | Cal Thomas
    At least two things should raise suspicions about the motives of Richard Clarke, the former antiterrorism adviser to four presidents, whose name, face and book were all over the newspapers last weekend and on "60 Minutes" Sunday night. One is that Mr. Clarke's book, in which he accuses the Bush administration of not heeding "warnings" from the Clinton administration about possible terrorist attacks by al Qaeda, was available only to journalists and not to those in the administration on the receiving end of Mr. Clarke's criticism. So says an administration spokesman with whom I spoke. The other red flag that...
  • Boortz puts Clarke in his place in a paragraph

    03/22/2004 5:57:31 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 52 replies · 163+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | Kerry
    ABOUT THIS RICHARD CLARKE GUY ON 60 MINUTES..... Well, the media is serving up more fuel for the "Bush lied" crowd. Today's installment comes courtesy of disgruntled former White House employee Richard Clarke who is (surprise!) hawking a book. Clarke was an anti-terrorism advisor for Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr. and Clinton. When the current President Bush took office, Clarke was stripped of his cabinet-level rank. I am sure that has nothing to do with any of this. Sure. Clarke claims he was all but told by the President to manufacture a link between between 9/11 and Iraq. The White House...
  • Storm Warnings - Bin Laden was a threat, but Clinton never pushed it ...

    03/21/2004 6:19:57 PM PST · by The Raven · 98 replies · 164+ views
    MSnbc/Newsweek ^ | Mar 21, 2004 | Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas
    Clarke is perhaps not the most neutral source. Last year Clarke's best friend, Rand Beers, quit as the White House's counterterrorism chief after complaining—over glasses of wine on Clarke's front porch—about the wrong-headedness of Bush's plan to invade Iraq. Beers is now a principal foreign-policy adviser to Kerry.
  • Kerry Connection 'Discredits' Terror Czar Clarke, Say Critics

    03/21/2004 11:58:03 AM PST · by Maria S · 46 replies · 201+ views
    Former Clinton administration terrorism czar Richard Clarke, who has been portrayed in dozens of media accounts as a nonpartisan critic of the Bush White House's terrorism policies, faces new questions about his credibility after a report surfaced on Sunday suggesting he has close ties to the presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry. "One of [Clarke's] very close friends and colleagues for years - a man whom he taught a class with at Harvard, Rand Beers - is one of the top foreign policy advisors to Sen. Kerry," reported ABC White House correspondent Terry Moran. Moran told ABC's "This Week" that...
  • Ex-Adviser Says Bush Ignored Terror Threats

    03/21/2004 3:38:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies · 238+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3-21-04
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former White House anti-terrorism adviser has accused President Bush of ignoring terrorism threats before the Sept. 11 attacks and of making America less safe. Richard Clarke, Bush's top official on counter-terrorism who headed a cybersecurity board, told CBS "60 minutes" in an interview to be aired on Sunday he thought Bush had "done a terrible job on the war against terrorism." "I find it outrageous that the president is running for re-election on the grounds that he's done such great things about terrorism. He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months, when maybe we could...
  • KERRY: NO FOREIGN ENDORSEMENTS, PLEASE...

    03/18/2004 2:50:33 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 242 replies · 353+ views
    Drudge ^ | 3-18-04 | Drudge
    From Drudge: Kerry Foreign Policy Advisor Rand Beers issued the following statement today: '...It is simply not appropriate for any foreign leader to endorse a candidate in America's presidential election. John Kerry does not seek, and will not accept, any such endorsements'... Statement from Kerry Foreign Policy Advisor Rand Beers on the former Malaysian Prime Minister Washington, DC – Kerry Foreign Policy Advisor Rand Beers issued the following statement today: “John Kerry rejects any association with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, an avowed anti-Semite whose views are totally deplorable. The world needs leaders who seek to bring people together,...
  • Kerry's Secret Weapon (from a Leftwing website)

    03/16/2004 11:14:29 PM PST · by faithincowboys · 96 replies · 244+ views
    Kerry's Secret Weapon Super smart commenter Sara points out something very interesting that may very well be a potent arrow in Kerry's quiver: Well next month we have yet another book to digest -- from the inside of the Bush White House. Richard Clarke, the former NSC counterterrorism expert from Bush I, Clinton and 2 years plus of Bush II is publishing his insider book that takes no prisnors. Word is that Rove is very afraid of what Clarke has to say -- particularly because Clarke was the August 6 2001 briefer of Bush, and there is a good deal...
  • Senator Kerry Would Seek Direct Talks With Iran: Adviser

    03/06/2004 3:25:03 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 17 replies · 102+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | March 6, 2004 | Tehran Times
    WASHINGTON (IRNA) -- Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry will seek direct talks with Iran if he wins the White House, his foreign policy chief said Thursday. Rand Beers, national security issues coordinator for the Massachusetts senator, was critical of President George W. Bush for shunning direct dialogue with Iran after branding it a member of an "axis of evil," dispatches indicated. Speaking to a foreign policy forum, Beers said the question of nuclear non-proliferation was one of the most significant issues facing the world and Washington should press harder to advance negotiations. Beers said Kerry, currently leading the pack in...
  • Bush Blasts 'Revisionist Historians' on Iraq

    06/16/2003 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Jean S · 4 replies · 230+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 6/16/03 | Randall Mikkelsen
    ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites) countered those questioning his justification for the invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) on Monday, dismissing "revisionist historians" and saying Washington acted to counter a persistent threat. "Now there are some who would like to rewrite history; revisionist historians is what I like to call them," Bush said in a speech to New Jersey business leaders. Referring to the ousted Iraqi president, Bush said, "Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was a threat to America and the free world in '91, in '98, in 2003. He continually ignored the...
  • (John Kerry's) War Council

    07/12/2003 4:52:14 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 182+ views
    U.S. News- Washington Whispers ^ | 07/21/03 | Paul Bedard
    Sen. John Kerry, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, is building a war council to help guide his criticism of the president's foreign policy and handling of the after-war in Iraq. On board: Bush defector Rand Beers, former Clinton-era Defense Secretary Bill Perry, and several sympathetic former generals.
  • Fox pundit lashes out at Brit Hume

    06/21/2003 12:15:30 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 125 replies · 19,902+ views
    U.S. News- Washington Whispers ^ | 06/21/03 | Paul Bedard
    The resignation of Rand Beers from the National Security Council is giving off plenty of sparks. Just before the Iraq war began, Beers quit as one of the government's top counterterrorism officials. He's now joined John Kerry's presidential campaign and went public this Monday in a Washington Post page-one profile, in which he branded the White House's Iraq policy an "ill-conceived and poorly executed strategy." That, apparently, was too much for Fox News Channel anchor Brit Hume, who on air accused Beers of having falsely testified under oath about Colombian terrorists training at al Qaeda's Afghan camps, reports our David...
  • Former Aide Takes Aim at War on Terror

    06/16/2003 5:02:31 PM PDT · by Solson · 21 replies · 287+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/16/03 | By Laura Blumenfeld
    Five days before the war began in Iraq, as President Bush prepared to raise the terrorism threat level to orange, a top White House counterterrorism adviser unlocked the steel door to his office, an intelligence vault secured by an electronic keypad, a combination lock and an alarm. He sat down and turned to his inbox. "Things were dicey," said Rand Beers, recalling the stack of classified reports about plots to shoot, bomb, burn and poison Americans. He stared at the color-coded threats for five minutes. Then he called his wife: I'm quitting.
  • Former Aide Takes Aim at War on Terror

    06/16/2003 11:22:35 AM PDT · by Egregious Philbin · 32 replies · 217+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/16/03 | Laura Blumenfeld
    Five days before the war began in Iraq, as President Bush prepared to raise the terrorism threat level to orange, a top White House counterterrorism adviser unlocked the steel door to his office, an intelligence vault secured by an electronic keypad, a combination lock and an alarm. He sat down and turned to his inbox. "Things were dicey," said Rand Beers, recalling the stack of classified reports about plots to shoot, bomb, burn and poison Americans. He stared at the color-coded threats for five minutes. Then he called his wife: I'm quitting. Beers's resignation surprised Washington, but what he did...
  • Ex-security aide blasts terror war

    06/16/2003 3:23:42 AM PDT · by anglian · 17 replies · 191+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 16 2003 | Laura Blumenfeld
    WASHINGTON, June 16 — Five days before the war began in Iraq, as President Bush prepared to raise the terrorism threat level to orange, a top White House counterterrorism adviser unlocked the steel door to his office, an intelligence vault secured by an electronic keypad, a combination lock and an alarm. He sat down and turned to his inbox.
  • Top White House anti-terror boss resigns

    03/19/2003 5:47:20 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 275+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The top National Security Council official in the war on terror resigned this week for what a NSC spokesman said were personal reasons, but intelligence sources say the move reflects concern that the looming war with Iraq is hurting the fight against terrorism. Rand Beers would not comment for this article, but he and several sources close to him are emphatic that the resignation was not a protest against an invasion of Iraq. But the same sources, and other current and former intelligence officials, described a broad consensus in the anti-terrorism and intelligence community...
  • Rand Beers named Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Combating Terrorism

    08/15/2002 11:30:33 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 149+ views
    White House Press Office ^ | August 16, 2002
    Statement by the Deputy Press Secretary WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of a statement made by National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice announced today the appointment of Mr. Rand Beers as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Combating Terrorism, effective August 19, 2002. For the last four years, Mr. Beers served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. He has also held various positions in the State Department's Bureau of Political Military Affairs: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs and Export Control,...