Berger was just an 'informal' advisor.

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    http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200407210837.asp

    Informal? Ah, let the spin begin.


    In a wide-ranging and exclusive interview with Bisnow on Business released today, former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, now a chief foreign policy adviser to Senator John Kerry, says, in answer to a question about how long a "substantial U.S. force presence" might remain in Iraq: "I can certainly imagine us having a force there in three years. I hope it will be a smaller force."

    http://news.corporate.findlaw.com/prnewswire/20040709/09jul2004195058.html

    The meeting with Berger, national security adviser to President Clinton, was the second such policy gathering for Kerry as he stayed close to home, recuperating from shoulder surgery

    http://www.boston.com/news/politics...4/04/04/kerry_and_berger_discuss_the_mideast/

    surrounded by Clinton-era officials, including former ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrook and National Security Advisor Samuel Berger, Kerry seems to believe that he can jump back in where Clinton left off

    http://www.merip.org/newspaper_opeds/oped_cook051004.html

    When they worked for the Clinton administration, Kerry advisers Sandy Berger and Jamie Rubin argued that Iraq helped al Qaida make deadly VX gas at a Sudanese pharmaceutical plant

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/6/20/163716.shtml

    here he is annoucing policy

    Berger: It would be a big mistake for them (NK) to not engage. President Kerry would build on any progress that is made.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/kerry/kerry200406231334.asp

    Among the first things Kerry would do as President, says Sandy Berger, who was a National Security Adviser under Bill Clinton and has consulted with Kerry on the subject,

    http://www.time.com/time/press_releases/article/0,8599,598494,00.html
     
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    A little off topic and somewhat of a question/comment. While getting ready for work this morning, i had the Today show on in the background and they were interviewing John Kerry. (Lord, he needs more Botox). Anyway... the question posed to him was "Were you aware that Berger was being investigated?".... his answer was "No, absolutely not.".

    Wasn't it semi-known in Washington for at least 8-10 months that this guy was being investigated?
     
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    I don't think it was "semi-known". I am beginning to think that only those involved in the investigation knew about it. So, does Clinton's knowing about it indicate what the investigation might really involve?

    Being that it was an investigation about missing "secret" documents, etc., only those in a "need-to-know" basis would know, as the investigation would be "secret" because of the sensitivity of what is "missing".

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me free... I had assumed wrong then. :)
     
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    Me too-----It sure seemed to come as no surprise to a whole lotta people.
     
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    Wouldn't the fact that Berger was Kerry's advisor and Kerry running for President, and Berger being investigated for this, wouldn't that put Kerry in the "need to know" basis? If Berger's being investigated for this for whatever many months, KNOWING he's guilty of this, whether that be "accidently" or otherwise, wouldn't they know that when this did come out it would hurt Kerry's chances? I'm sorry, but I think Kerry did know, my opinion of course. They can't be THIS stupid.
     
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    I am not sure. Remember, it is POSSIBLE that Kerry was under investigation too and just didn't know it..... The admin might have tried to keep this as hushed as possible. Especially if they think they have something big on either Kerry, Berger OR EVEN CLINTON! I think this could be a lot bigger than we are being led to believe. But then again, maybe it is the weed.

    Remember, in the beginning, Watergate was nothing and look what ended up happening!
     
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    :bow3: :cof:
    It just seems weird that not even Kerry would know. Good gracious, Clinton knew. Wouldn't you think that someone would have let Kerry in on the little secret since this man is helping Kerry? Or at least NOT let Berger anywhere near the Kerry campaign, distance himself, you know, HE knew HE was being investgated. Something just doesn't seem right. I swear I feel like we're talking about a new movie or something. Just wierd!
     
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    Indeed it may be bigger, there are way too many links here. You need to go to the url: http://instapundit.com/

    Scroll down to 1st post of the day!

     

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