July 20, 2004

Spot the Cognitive Dissonance

From a story that Sandy Berger resigned from his position as John Kerry's campaign advisor on national security today:

Berger's home and office were searched earlier this year by FBI agents armed with warrants after the former Clinton adviser voluntarily returned some sensitive documents to the National Archives and admitted he also removed handwritten notes he had made while reviewing the sensitive documents.

However, some drafts of a sensitive after-action report on the Clinton administration's handling of al-Qaida terror threats during the December 1999 millennium celebration are still missing, officials and lawyers told The Associated Press.

From a story about the never-ending DNC effort to make something out of nothing concerning the President's National Guard Service:

"At a time when national security is on the forefront of every American's mind, the American people deserve to know the truth about their president's military service," McAuliffe said.

Citing reports that some records of the president's service have been lost or destroyed, McAuliffe said, "Only one man knows about George W. Bush's military service, and he is not talking. That's why we're talking about this today."

Has Mr. McAuliffe checked Sandy Berger's pants for the missing documentation? Or is that classified information? Maybe national security has become a wedgie issue for the DNC.

DOWNDATE: Welcome Instapundit and MSNBC readers! Actually, I wonder now whether the Republicans will pull Kerry's underwear over his head on this one or if the Democrats will continue to insist on doing it themselves.

Posted by Charles Austin at July 20, 2004 06:54 PM