TMV's Michael van der Galien chides Sandy Berger, writing "And so, Sandy Berger has succeeded in making the entire Clinton administration look bad. Well done Sandy."
Sandy did make the entire Clinton administration look bad. However, his crime has bigger recriminations than just that.
He made the entire Clinton administration look bad, by making it look like there was something extremely detrimental that they were desperate to hide from us.
He made the entire Kerry campaign look bad, because Kerry was looking at him being a top-tier appointee, and was using him as as senior advisor.
He made the entire Bush administration look bad, by making it look like they were willing to overlook someone obstructing with the 9/11 commission's investigation, for God only knows what reason.
And he made us, fellow Americans, look bad. He showed that we still, to this day, put partisanship ahead of the truly important stuff, and that we lack the will to punish those who screw around with our national interests and security. This man should be in jail for the rest of our lives, and we look like fools for not caring that he won't only avoid such a penalty, but can actually get a security clearance in the future. Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, without a doubt.