Oh, did I forget to mention I'm under criminal investigation?

So help me think through this. Sandy Berger has been under investigation since October of last year, and it appears he knew about it. He's acting as an advisor to the Kerry campaign. Choose the option that most likely describes reality:

A) Berger told the Kerry campaign he was under investigation, and the campaign saw no reason to worry about it and distance Kerry from Berger. Conclusion: the Kerry campaign is run by idiots.

B) Berger did not tell the Kerry campaign he was under investigation. Conclusion: Berger concealed vital political information from his party's Presidential campaign. Corollary: Berger is not just careless with classified information, but is also an idiot.

There is more to this story, of course: I hardly know where to start with all the things that don't make sense. But if anyone can see a scenario other than the two above that could possibly fit the facts, chime right in...

Sympathy for the General

My NPR favorite Anne Garrels is back in Iraq and this time, has chosen to seek out the most unfortunate Iraqis to interview; those most unfairly impacted by the war. Those who, through no fault of their own, now find themselves shut out of the post-war process.

Yes, I'm talking about senior Baathist generals, of course!

Even by Anne's standards, this is fairly pathetic tripe. Not once in the four-minute segment interviewing five senior officers in Saddam's military was there any hint whatsoever that maybe, just maybe, these guys might not actually be angels.

No matter. Everyone is a victim of the U.S. to Anne The-High-Point-Was-Realizing- The-U.S.-Was-Screwing-Up Garrels, and it is that victimhood that defines them. Certainly not any of their, you know, actions.