Monday, August 25, 2003

Don't I know you from somewhere else?

General Barry McCaffrey, US Army (retired), will be filling in for Pat Buchanan on Buchanan and Press for a while. While I was perusing his biography, I noticed that something rather significant had been left out. Can you spot it?

MCCAFFREY IS THE Olin Distinguished Professor of National Security Studies at the United States Military Academy. In addition, he is the President of his own consulting firm and has been elected to the Board of Trustees and Directors to several foundations and councils. Throughout his military career, McCaffrey served in the first Gulf War and served overseas for thirteen years. He was the most highly decorated and youngest four star general in the U.S. Army, receiving a number of medals and honors. McCaffrey also served as the assistant to General Colin Powell and the JCS advisor to the Secretary of State and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

That's right. It seems that MSNBC simply forgot that McCaffrey, who is apparently conservative enough to replace Buchanan for a week, was also President Bill Clinton's Drug Czar.

I guess they want to leave that out because it just doesn't fit with the whole "Clinton was so damn partisan" meme.


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