Sandy Burger - Fried?
Remember Sandy Burger? Clinton's National Security Advisor accused of stuffing his pants with classified documents from the National Archives to prepare for his 9/11 Commission testimony?
The new word, per a Fox & Friends report is that the investigation continues, because the concern now is that he may have removed classified documents for the purpose of destroying them.
Burger kept touting the capture of a terrorist plotting a Millennium celebration bombing as evidence that the Clinton Administration was on the terror ball. But wiser heads believe that he may have trashed these documents because of revealing and politically embarrassing marginalia made by Burger and others.
It is believed that the marginalia may have indicated that they never even took the Millennium threat seriously, but that astute law enforcement and border guards using their heads nabbed the terrorists. In other words, the Clinton people got lucky.
If this is what he was up to, Burger could find himself in jail, all for an illegal effort to preserve his name and illusions about his former boss legacy.
Now I know how harsh this sounds, wanting to bust the guy and all, but I've grown tired of hearing from the likes of Burger and Madeline Albright regarding alleged foreign policy and security failures of the Bush Administration. These are two people who wanted to deal on even terms with the likes of Kim Jong Il and Saddam Hussein, and who deliberately ignored opportunities to capture or kill Osama bin Laden because they feared that it might upset a few terrorist thugs. The need for the War on Terror and terrorist regimes in large part found its genesis in eight years of an apologetic and naive American foreign policy which allowed terror and thug regimes to expand unchecked into the very credible threats they are today. Kim Jong Il wouldn't be possessing atomic bombs capable not just of reaching allies like South Korea and Japan, but also the U.S. west coast had he not been able to operate under the cloak of a toothless agreement which he never took seriously in the first place.
The world is a more dangerous place for having had these people watching the fence for eight years. They have no credibility when it comes to international relations and defense. But if they wish to speak about appeasement, apologies for the existence of the United States, conceding sovereignty to the UN, keeping dictators happy, and eroding the American military might and morale, they have much authority in those areas.
It's a good thing Sandy Burger got caught, because even if he gets off (which he may), he's forever damaged goods which no administration in its right mind would touch. We don't need the likes of this guy pretending to protect us.