Monday, July 26, 2004

is Clinton involved?

Just a speculative note about the Sandy Berger story and Clinton's rapid defense of Berger. Does anyone really believe that Clinton doesn't think Berger did anything serious? Does anyone really believe that Clinton is the kind of stand-up guy who volunteers to go out on a limb for an old friend who got himself in trouble doing something stupid? I find both stories implausible.

A more plausible story is that Clinton is involved. Everyone wants to know why Berger did it and where the missing documents went. If he did it at Clinton's request (to protect the Clinton legacy on terrorism) and if the documents went to Clinton, that would explain everything, including Clinton's efforts to keep him out of trouble. Not out of loyalty, but because of what he can say if Clinton lets him take the fall. It's just speculation, of course.

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