December 2, 2015
Dec 02

Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Sandy Berger


Hillary and I were deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Sandy Berger and our hearts go out to Susan and his children.

We knew and admired Sandy for more than 40 years, beginning with the McGovern campaign in 1972. He was a trusted advisor to my campaign for President and an essential member of our national security team afterward. Nobody was more knowledgeable about policy or smarter about how to formulate it. He was great both in analyzing a situation and figuring out what to do about it. His gifts proved invaluable time and time again, in Latin America, the Balkans, Northern Ireland and the Middle East.

Sandy was a consummate National Security Advisor because he embraced our common humanity and advanced our national interests. He worked for what was best for America and for ordinary people at home and abroad. He was a terrific public servant and a world class human being. We will miss him.