Sunday, April 03, 2005
Sandy Berger pleas out
I somehow doubt a person who served as National Security Director would "inadvertantly" place classified documents in a briefcase that he takes OUT of a secure facility on a daily basis. To punish him with a mere $10,000 fine and a 3 year suspension of his clearance (read: He can get it back) is completely unacceptable. If he had been some peon private, airman, even an NCO or entry-level civilian employee, do you think they'd let him get off with such a slight penalty? He'd probably be in a federal prison, his life ruined by the federal conviction (try getting a job with a federal conviction that doesn't include the phrase "would you like fries with that?"), and unable to get anywhere near a secure facility. Unconscionable.