Thursday, March 31, 2005

Baggy Pants Berger Back in News...Finally

Former national security adviser Sandy Berger will plead guilty to taking classified material from the National Archives, a misdemeanor, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Why hasn't this been an ongoing focus of the media?

Berger is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Friday, said Justice spokesman Bryan Sierra.

The charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and up to a $100,000 fine.

He should get the max but I bet he won't.

The former Clinton administration official previously acknowledged he removed from the National Archives copies of documents about the government's anti-terror efforts and notes that he took on those documents.

He said he was reviewing the materials to help determine which Clinton administration documents to provide to the independent commission investigating the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

He called the episode "an honest mistake," and denied criminal wrongdoing.

So he's pleading guilty to what? Unless he's totally senile, how does he explain this as a mistake? This is just more of that Clinton denial and deceit that has spread like a rampant cancer.

Berger and his lawyer, Lanny Breuer, have said Berger knowingly removed the handwritten notes by placing them in his jacket and pants and inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio. He returned most of the documents, but some still are missing.

Why are some still missing? Is that a continuation of honest mistakes? This prevaricating piece of crap should be put in a cell to rot until he remembers what he did with the still missing documents and his release should depend on their full restoration.

Why do Americans think this behavior on the part of public servants is acceptable? If you cannot serve your term of office with integrity then you should serve a prison sentence of longevity.

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