George Tenet The Idiot
NEW YORK - The backlash has built up even before the official release of former CIA Director George Tenet's memoir, with criticism about his version of the run-up to the Iraq war, interrogation techniques and other events.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday disputed Tenet's claim that the Bush administration, before the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003, never had a serious debate about whether Iraq posed an imminent threat or whether to tighten existing sanctions.
"The president started a discussion practically on the day that he took power about how to enhance sanctions against Iraq," she said. "You may remember that in his first press conference, he said the sanctions had become Swiss cheese."
Rice, who was Bush's national security adviser in his first term, said the administration reviewed the sanctions, went to the United Nations to strengthen them and tried to tighten the no-fly zone in northern Iraq to better police Saddam Hussein's forces.
She also said the question about the imminence of the threat was not "if somebody is going to strike tomorrow."
"It's whether you believe you're in a stronger position today to deal with the threat, or whether you're going to be in a stronger position tomorrow," she said. "And it was the president's assessment that the situation in Iraq was getting worse."
A Tenet associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity before the book's release Monday, said Tenet was not talking about improving the sanctions, but rather the debate about the wisdom of going to war. The associate said those debates did not happen in the presence of Tenet or other senior CIA officials, despite their participation in numerous discussions in the White House's situation room.
The memoir from the second-longest serving CIA chief covers many topics - from his attempts to help negotiate peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians during the Clinton administration, to the days surrounding Sept. 11, 2001, and to the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.
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Can George Tenet be any more of an idiot? He gave us faulty intelligence on Iraq, (Some would argue differently) Failed to get the ok from Sandy Burglar or Clinton to fire on Bin Laden when the Clinton administation had him right in thier sites, sits behind Colon Powell at the United Nations while Powell went on and on about evidence we had AND EVERYBODY ELSE SEEMED TO HAVE about Iraq and WMD and NEVER said a word that it might be wrong before they even went to the UN, (Which there are still questions as to how wrong this information ever was) and now writes a book about (What?) FAULTY INTELLIGENCE in THIS administration? Let us not forget who hired this peach, BILL CLINTON! President Bush did make a mistake, HE DIDNT FIRE TENET UPON ENTERING OFFICE. Please!! George Tenet no body is listening to you anymore. And who is going to profit off this book? George Tenet.
There were many more reasons we went to Iraq (UN Resolution 1441) (Iraq Liberation Act) among MANY other reasons, and we are all glad Saddam is gone and are rooting for our Troops to git 'er done, but seriously George Tenet is an Idiot.
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