Thursday, July 22, 2004

Lost Secrets

Former National Security Adviser (NSA,) Sandy Berger, under Mr. Clinton from 1996-2001, has been under investigation by the FBI since October 2003. He has come forward and made the statement that he did indeed remove classified documents "accidentally," it was a mistake and he is sorry. He also stated he had cleared all this up in October, and for anyone to think it was anything else, well, they are wrong.

According to my sources, in order to go into the secured area where he went, you cannot take anything inside with you and you cannot leave with anything. Not even a copy. It is a crime. There are people trained to guard classified documents that are stationed everywhere in the building, and there are no cameras (no pictures of classified information!) He apparently "misplaced" the documents in his "pants" and socks "accidentally." This happened 5 times, of which we are aware, and approximately 90 pages of documents had been taken. During these "accidents," the guards noticed missing documents, so they marked the ones they suspected were of interest to him. They were taken, also. Some of these documents have been "lost."

Mr. Berger was acting as Sen. Kerry's NSA, and he made many negative statements against President Bush, as did other supporters of Mr. Kerry. The news about the FBI investigation broke on Monday evening, and Sen. Kerry let him go Tuesday. Mr Clinton claims to have known about the investigation. It is not clear whether or not Sen. Kerry knew. Mr. Clinton testified before the 9/11 Commission, which is due to be released tomorrow, Thursday, July 22, 2004. The Democrat National Convention in Boston is also scheduled for July 26, 2004. Coincidence? Maybe.

Now, getting to the nitty gritty, what did Mr. Berger know? It is whispered that those documents were missing when President Bush took office, and they included the terrorism alert schedule for the millennium New Year's Eve and computer count down to 1900! What did Mr. Berger take and why? He claims there were hand written notes on these documents. Did they include the offer of Osama bin Ladin by the Sudan? Why are they missing? We have heard he was sloppy from Mr. Clinton, et. al., who worked with him. Why was a sloppy lawyer hired to protect the national security of the United States? If he was sloppy, was this the first time national secret were "lost?" "Mistakenly" removed from the premises? Mr. Berger also testified before the Commission. Why was he allowed to testify while under criminal investigation? Was his "testimony" tainted? Was Mr. Clinton's testimony tainted? Will there be a Congressional hearing? Has his top security clearance been revoked?

These questions need to be answered and soon. We cannot afford to leave the American people hanging, especially in these uncertain times of war. It is no longer play today, pay tomorrow. We've been there and done that. We ended up with September 11, 2001. Do you remember?

Originally posted at My Newz 'n Ideas.

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