NY TIMES; WASHINGTON, March 31 – Samuel R. Berger, a national security adviser to President Bill Clinton, has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and give up his security clearance for three years for removing classified material from a government archive, the Justice Department and associates of Mr. Berger’s said Thursday.

A respected figure in foreign policy circles for years, Mr. Berger has also agreed to pay a $10,000 fine as part of an agreement reached recently with the Justice Department after months of quiet negotiations, the associates said.

Respected by whom?

Oh… uh… yeah… the New York Times.

And they have the audacity to act shocked, as if this cirminal garbage is something new among Democrats in general, and Clintonites in particular?

Clearly, the Times hasn’t chnaged at all, much less for the better.

Bill at INDC has more as do many others. Bill seems to have it best so far…

So, let me get this straight: Sandy Berger intentionally destroyed the only copies of top secret documents about this country’s knowledge of looming terrorism threats for clearly political purposes, even though a bipartisan Congressional commission was requesting and utilizing all such documents in an effort to make recommendations about how to protect America from another terrorist attack.

In my world, that’s not a “$10,000 fine … three-year suspension of his national security clearance” offense, it’s in the parking lot of the ballpark of treason.

But you’ll notes that none of that leaks through the NYT.

By the way, here’s a little background…. something I wrote last July