Obama Dines With Man Caught Stealing, Destroying Classified Document
8:46 AM, Sep 9, 2014
• By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama hosted "a private dinner with a group of foreign policy experts," the White House announced last night. Among them: Sandy Berger, who was caught stealing and destroying classified documents that related to President Clinton's record on terrorism issues. To wit:
"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," CNN reported in 2005.
"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."
Ronald A. Cass, in 2007, noted that Berger took extraordinary steps to cover up his crime:
On May 17th, Sandy Berger, President Bill Clinton's National Security Adviser, voluntarily gave up his law license and with it the right to practice law. That is a stunning move for an accomplished lawyer, one of the nation's most influential public officials. Someone should take note. In fact, everyone should.
Berger previously entered a deal with the Department of Justice after he was caught stealing and destroying highly sensitive classified material regarding the Clinton Administration's handling of terrorism issues. That deal allowed him to avoid jail time, pay a modest fine, and keep his law license. It also allowed him to avoid full explanation of what he had taken and why he had taken it.
What information was worth risking his reputation, his career, and his freedom to keep hidden? And who was he risking that for?
Recently, the Board of the DC Bar, which had granted Berger his license, began asking those questions. There was only one way to stop that investigation, to keep from answering questions about what he did and why he did it, to keep the Bar from questioning his colleagues in the Clinton Administration about what had been in the documents Berger destroyed.
And yet, there Berger was: back in good graces and dining last night with the president of the United States. Where the topic of conversation was, presumably, how to deal with the current threat of terrorism this country faces from the Islamic State.
Here's the White House's announcement of the dinner:
Tonight the President and Vice President are having a private dinner with a group of foreign policy experts, including former Administration officials from Republican and Democratic Administrations, academics and think tank experts. The President looks forward to engaging with this group and hearing their views on a range of national security and foreign policy issues.Administration participants:The PresidentThe Vice PresidentSecretary of State John KerryDeputy National Security Advisor Tony BlinkenCounselor to the President John PodestaPhil Gordon, White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf RegionSuzy George, Executive Secretary / Chief of Staff for the National Security Council
Sandy Berger: (Stuffer. Stole priceless irreplaceable documents via his socks and underwear from the Narional Archives. You can't make this stuff up. Refused once to authorise, during an absence of Billy Jeff Blythe...who was probably....'otherwise involved', while a special ops man on the telephone from Pakistan, trying to obtain authorisation to execute Usama bin Laden, finally asked the Cosmos, "When are you Americans ever going to get some men in there?" This was while they had Bin Laden marked and 'lit up'...just waiting for one squeeze of the finger. Permission was never received.
There was also the material that Sandy had to remove that showed that Billy Jeff Blythe lied for a grand slammer. When Billy said that he implemented "Eagle's Talon", a programme to intercept Muslim/Arab terrorists coming over from Canada...it was months and months after the interception of the hapless, nervous Ahab the Arab who had a massive amount of explosives in the trunk of his rental, crossing at Nowhere, Washington from Nowhere, British Columbia in the middle of the night. A female border customs inspector played a hunch about the fellow, and busted him upon checking the trunk. His aim? To blow up the main section of the LAX airport, and perhaps some fuel storage tanks. But Billy declared to the 9-1-1 Congressional Inquiry that it was his programme, implemented months later, and totally ineffectual for lack of correct administrative implementation, that captured the hapless Arab and his trunkload of explosives.)
Zbigniew Brzezinski: (Total raving national socialist, America hating one worlder, James Earl Carter's foreign policy guru, always wrong about everything and very proud of it.)
Tom Donilon: (Donilon is the brother of Mike Donilon, a lawyer and political consultant who is Counselor to Vice-President Joe Biden. His other brother, Terrence Donilon, is communications director for Roman Catholic Cardinal Sean O'Malley. Donilon's sister, Donna, is a nurse. He is married to Catherine M. Russell, who was Chief of Staff to Jill Biden, and in March 2013 was named the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues at the U.S. State Department. They have two children.)
Michele Flournoy: (famous for having been appointed to some do-nothing, meeting-attending job with a title longer than a B-36 runway, and thereby qualifying for equally useless positions of high-profile, ever advancing towards that ultimate objective....achieving the highest position of absolute uselessness, at the highest pay possible, and at the greatest consumption of natural resources, fuel, and space possible.)
Richard Haass: (In late 2013, Haass returned to Northern Ireland to chair inter-party talks aimed at addressing some of the unresolved issues from the peace process such as parades, flags and "the past". This is after an important career of being someone important with a title that obfuscates any reasonable interpretation of whatever in the hell his job is. That is when you know that this guy is really, really important, after all "parades, flags, and "the past". I mean, we're talking about IMPORTANT in all-caps.)
(Sir Edmund) Hillary using "eco-splash"
Steve Hadley: (Quill and Dagger man from Yale, long history of serving in Defence and peripheral issues, on his road to Damascus, finally winding up where he is now at the gates of Nirvana. Beginning in 2009, he served as senior adviser for international affairs at the United States Institute for Peace in Washington, DC. On January 24, 2014, he was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Not for the weak, but necessary, this link: http://www.usip.org very brief page, with pictures. Keep a bucket handy.)
Jane Harman: (a pseudo-pro-Israel type Democrat, but a Democrat hack first , serving two different long terms in congress. A fop-sop for the Democrats to throw a bone to supposedly pro-Israeli interests among the vox populi. She talks conservative, but always...almost.... almost always votes as directed by her close friend, Nancy Paloozi.