[posted by Justin Levine – not Patterico]
“We were all laughing about it on the way over here. People who don’t know [Sandy] might find it hard to believe. But … all of us who’ve been in his office have always found him buried beneath papers.”
Given the way the traditional media has lied down on this story from the start, I’d be laughing too. First they yawned at the charges, then they yawned some more at the amazingly light sentence he received.
This is why I stand by my review of the original cut of “The Path To 9/11” which trashed Sandy Berger in a rather harsh manner. I freely admit that history may not have happened exactly as depicted in that film. But since both the participants and the media don’t seem particularly interested in revealing the full story of what really happened, then I will accept an film that may contain some inaccuracies but still gets close to a larger “artistic truth”.
Obviously I want objective truth. But when you are faced with a situation where the only choice is between “fake, but accurate” and “complete silence and stonewalling”, I’ll go with the “fake, but accurate” account.
It seems to me that the burden is on Sandy Berger in this instance.
[posted by Justin Levine]