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August 12, 2005

Able Danger, Continued

Michelle Malkin with a blizzard of links.

Jim Geraghty has a really good what we don't know/what we need to know summary.

And yes, he asks the question that commenters have: Was Sandy Berger reading documents related to Able Danger when he walked out with a passel of them in his panties?

I have to admit I've been a little worried that this story would end up cutting conservatives politically. After all, while this discovery was made on Clinton's watch, and the info wasn't shared due to Jamie Gorelick's now-infamous wall of separation, Bush still could have done something.

But the fact that former terrorism-denier and the Democrats' new favorite ex-CIA agent is trying to throw cold water on the story reassures me.

More On Sandy "Docs In His Socs" Berger: Dr. Sanity notes that this gives Berger motive. Or, as Columbo would say, motive, means, and opportunity.

The biggest defense of Berger has been the claim that there was nothing in those National Archives sufficiently sensitive or embarrassing to justify a deliberate theft of original memos... and their subsequent illegal destruction.

Of course there wasn't any nefarious intent, Berger's defenders argued; there just wasn't anything sufficiently compromising to cause him to act in such a bizarre fashion.

That defense has just been rendered inoperative.

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