The Boldness of the President

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 .

 

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