The President's Triggerman

Though it wasn't on public display during the tense times at the White House last week, Sandy Berger is known for wielding one of the more puckish wits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. After watching the Harrison Ford thriller Air Force One, in which the National Security Adviser is killed, then The Peacemaker, which portrays the aide as a flaccid functionary, Berger quipped at a National Security Council meeting: "Well, at least there's an improvement! In Peacemaker I was powerless, but I was still alive."

In the Iraq crisis Berger has been very much alive and at the center of the Clinton...

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