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Tenet and the truth
Posted by: McQ on Sunday, April 29, 2007

Reading a few reviews and excerpts of George Tenet's soon to be released book, I get the feeling that he'd really like to have us ignore the intelligence failure and instead conveniently blame the whole Iraq thing on the neo-con cabal in power at the time, as has become so popular with certain portions of the political spectrum.

However, it seems that 'cabal' is going to take Tenet's book apart page by page. Expect to see more of this after the book is released tomorrow:
According to Michiko Kakutani's review in Saturday's Times,
On the day after 9/11, he [Tenet] adds, he ran into Richard Perle, a leading neoconservative and the head of the Defense Policy Board, coming out of the White House. He says Mr. Perle turned to him and said: "Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday. They bear responsibility."
Here's the problem: Richard Perle was in France on that day, unable to fly back after September 11. In fact Perle did not return to the United State until September 15. Did Tenet perhaps merely get the date of this encounter wrong? Well, the quote Tenet ascribes to Perle hinges on the encounter taking place September 12: "Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday."
 
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Well, I guess THAT proves Tenet is making EVERYTHING up.

And even mentioning Richard Perle is proof positive that he is a virulent antisemite.
 
Written By: skip
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Well, I guess THAT proves Tenet is making EVERYTHING up.
Other than you, no one is contending he did or it does. The point of the post is to note his work is going to be very closely scrutinized and factual problems such as this are going to be emphasized. Obviously those he’s trying to discredit will fight back and attempt to discredit him.

Not a particular surprise and not indicative of anything more than that.

Well, except to you:
And even mentioning Richard Perle is proof positive that he is a virulent antisemite.
Of course it does ... yeesh.
 
Written By: McQ
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The publication of this book is Duke lacrosse all over again. Stupid liberals are so primed that whatever supports the LN in this book will become instant gospel (can anyone say Joe Wilson?) and truth does not really matter. Stupid liberals believe that there is only one truth and that is the LN and anything that is not consistent with that (such as the cited inconsistency) is rightwingnoisemachine.
They will not, of course, take the time and effort to actually read the book. Instead, they will wait for the NYT to tell them what they think about it. So, for them, it doesn’t matter what the book actually says or what is rebutted by critics. If it is consistent with the LN, they will instantly adopt whatever the NYT tells them it says.
Idiots.
 
Written By: notherbob2/robert fulton
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So another discredited governmental official has written a book proving he was right and everybody else wrong. They all do it.
“For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself “ Winston Churchill.
Get your version of history out before your opponents can write it. Tenet is just following the Churchillian model. Just don’t expect insight into the problems at the CIA, that’s not the purpose of memoirs. They are designed to make the writer seem sagacious while all those around him were as dense as lead.
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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It’s like Mcnamaca and Carter all over again...

And Churchill wasn’t being all that serious.

I think that fact has escaped Mr Tenet...
 
Written By: Scott
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Here’s the problem: Richard Perle was in France on that day, unable to fly back after September 11. In fact Perle did not return to the United State until September 15. Did Tenet perhaps merely get the date of this encounter wrong? Well, the quote Tenet ascribes to Perle hinges on the encounter taking place September 12: "Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday
Lets see, the CIA has long been a fiasco. The list of important events they have missed/screwed up on is quite long, including the Iraq intelligence failure.

Based on that, why does anyone take what this guy has to say seriously?
 
Written By: shark
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Because it either plays the Liberal Narrative Tune - In which case it will be shouted to the heavens by the left.

Or it doesn’t play the Liberal Narrative Tune - in which case it will die an inglorious and quiet death.
 
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