22 Jul 2004 Berger Observation
Husband David has some new thoughts to add to his observations yesterday about the whirlwind surrounding Sandy Berger.
The Berger scandal reminds me once again of the Rumsfeld resignation campaign.
Rumsfeld was supposed to resign because a handful of soldiers (among several million in the U.S. Armed Forces) serving thousands of miles away violated the law by abusing Iraqi prisoners.
And yet, when one of Kerry’s foreign policy advisors and surrogates violates the law, no one blames Kerry and calls for him to step down.
I know that technically, Berger was working for Clinton when he was looking over (and pilfering) the documents. But if anything ended up being used by the Kerry campaign — as some allege — then the comparison is a lot closer.
Just an observation.
Another observation: If they ever catch the person who stole classified materials from Los Alamos, do you think they’ll claim they inadvertently took the materials as a result of sloppiness? And if they do, how do you suppose the media will greet such a defense?