posted on Jul, 16 2003 @ 08:45 AM
Guess how friendly is our Dear Tenet?
CIA Director George Tenet is an amazing guy, a real man's man. Here he is, the head of what is putatively the most powerful and clever spy agency on
the planet, and he has come forward to tell the world he's a damn liar. That takes guts. It also takes an incredible amount of hubris to think that
anyone more evolved than, say, a New England scrod, is going to believe him.
Now, it isn't just that he told a lie; after all, he's a government official and most of us are more surprised to find out they aren't lying. But
this isn't a lie told knowing he would be convincing his nation, and perhaps several others, to go and beat the tar out of a backward nation that had
already been on its knees for eleven years. Oh, he could justify that by saying the leader of that country was not a nice man; but, for varying
reasons, you could say that the leaders of many nations, including Mr. Tenet's, are not nice people. It isn't even a lie told to his
commander-in-chief or anyone else during the lead-up to war in Iraq that is the problem.
It's the big one he's telling now, the one where he is gallantly taking the fall for his president.
George Tenet said, in a statement released July 11, that he bears responsibility for President Bush telling the world about a clear and present danger
from Iraq. Bush had said in his State of the Union speech on January 28, 2003: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently
sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Tenet's statement does not indicate if he personally cleared the speech but does acknowledge
his agency has responsibility for it. "The president had every reason to believe that the text presented to him was sound. Those 16 words should
never have been included in the text written for the president."
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[Edited on 16-7-2003 by CoLD aNGeR]