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Monday, April 30, 2007

Rice vs Tenet

If she reacts this strongly to the director of the CIA, imagine how she would react if a lowly Navy CAPT or Army Reserve LT COL raised similar doubts.

From the New York Times:

In an unusual reaction to Mr. Tenet’s book, the State Department sent reporters on Sunday a three-page document underscoring comments the former C.I.A. chief had made to the Sept. 11 commission.

It quoted him as saying of the emerging terrorist threat, in the spring and summer of 2001, “reporting was maddeningly short on actionable details.”

“The most ominous reporting hinting at ‘something big’ was also the most vague.”

It also quoted him as saying that upon taking office, “The new group,” meaning the Bush administration in early 2001, “also immediately understood what we were talking about here, and bin Laden and Al Qaeda became an agenda item early on with the national security adviser and the president.”