Sandy Berger: The "Watergate" No One Wants To Talks About
Former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, who, along with colleague Bob Woodward, exposed the Watergate affair, has been grumbling that the Bush administration has done "far greater damage" than President Nixon. But perhaps the intrepid reporters of "All the President's Men" fame should turn their attention to a modern-day conspiracy of truly epic proportions.
When Sandy Berger, national security advisor under President Clinton, was caught stealing and destroying documents from the National Archives prior to appearing before the 9/11 Commission in 2003, there was barely a peep in the Democrat-dominated mainstream media. And the near silence has continued to this day. One can only imagine the uproar had a Republican committed an offense half so grievous.
Even the Bush administration, via the Department of Justice, seems reluctant to publicize or pursue the matter in any meaningful fashion, frustrating many of its supporters. Adding insult to injury, Berger's slap-on-the-wrist plea bargain sentence of fines, community service and probation will once again give him access to classified material in a mere three years. While some have posited that Berger's actions were motivated by a desire to cover up the failure of the Clinton administration to address the growing threat of Islamic terrorism, the truth is much more complicated.
The mainstream media may want to ignore the elephant in the room, but not author and journalist Jack Cashill. Cashill's series of articles on the Berger affair reveal cracks in the official stories regarding the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1996 explosion of TWA Flight #800, as well as a byzantine power struggle between Clinton holdovers in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the Bush administration.
With yet another Clinton (Hillary, that is) trying to lay claim to the White House, these articles provide a sobering reminder of the damage already done by the Clinton administration to America's war on terrorism. They also raise questions about the ability of a government mired in turf wars, personal vendettas, cover-ups and bureaucratic ineptitude to battle such a formidable enemy.
Parts one and two can be read at Cashill.com and are linked below, while part three is forthcoming:
The Secret Sandy Risked His All For
Why Bush Justice Rolled Over For Sandy Berger
Eat your heart out, Carl Bernstein.
Cross-posted at Kesher Talk.