The Boldness of the President
Posted by Lex, on Fri – July 23, 2004 at 03:01 PM
An outstanding op-ed in the New York Sun today dealing with how the domestic distractions that WJC had to deal with in his struggles with a special prosecutor left critical foreign policy and security decisions to a man not elected to manage them, and manifestly not up to the task – Sandy Berger.
… according to the (9/11) commission report, Mr. Berger was presented with plans to take action against the threat of Al Qaeda four separate times — Spring 1998, June 1999, December 1999, and August 2000. Each time, Mr. Berger was an obstacle to action. Had he been a little less reluctant to act, a little more open to taking pre-emptive action, maybe the 2,973 killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks would be alive today.
You’ve got to read this one .