March 26, 2004

Opinions - Independent Record

If only Sandy Berger had told the incoming Bush officials that al-Qaida was no big deal, they might have gotten alarmed about it. They were determined to disdain all things Clinton, including what they considered his overemphasis on terrorism.

Dick Cheney, Rummy, et al., were on amber alert, ''preserved in amber,'' as Clarke put it, obsessing on old GOP issues that had been hot when they were last in power, like a menacing Saddam and a Star Wars missile shield to protect America from the awesome might of the Evil Empire.

Terrorism wasn't really their cup of tea anyhow.

Posted by gh at March 26, 2004 09:44 AM