Damn. Damn. Damn. In this business timing is everything. I was just polishing up the prose on one of my weekly columns — this one about former NSC official Rand Beers. And now the Washington Post has beat me to it. So it’s back to the drawing board.
Here’s the deal with Beers.
With all that’s coming out now about the lead-up to the Iraq War and the questionable statements about terrorism links and WMD, you’d have to figure that the administration’s top anti-terrorism operatives would know where the bodies were buried, if there were any to be unearthed, right? You’d also have to figure that that someone would be someone any ambitious Democrat would really want to talk to, right? Especially if that someone seemed a touch disgruntled with his boss’s policies.
Well, Beers served as the National Security Council’s senior director for counterterrorism from August 2002 until he resigned just days before the beginning of the Iraq war for what Ari Fleischer then called “personal reasons.” Two months later he signed on as John Kerry’s lead foreign policy advisor.
See his first salvo in the Post.