July 21, 2004
President Bill Clinton's former national security advisor, Sandy Berger, is under criminal investigation for allegedly carrying off highly classified documents pertaining to terrorism -- material that should have been turned over to the commission investigating the 9/11 attacks.
Berger, who is said to have stuffed some of the documents in his socks and/or pants to escape detection, later claimed he had mistakenly lost (or "mishandled") some of them.
If you stuff property in your pants at a department store, it's generally assumed you were attempting to steal it. Even Wynona Ryder knows this.
Bill Clinton had asked Berger to look for something in these documents, and that's why he was there combing through National Archives. What was it Berger was looking for?
Was it evidence that might have revealed the Clinton administration paid no attention to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda when they were in office?
Democrats are questioning the timing of the leak. I question the behavior.
What is it about the Clintons that causes virtually anyone who gets near them to be caught up in such shady shenanigans? It's really too common to be considered coincidental, isn't it?
So, what was Berger searching for and what are the Clinton people trying to hide?
Imagine if Condoleezza Rice had pulled a stunt like this. You know what the media and Democrat reaction would be.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.