Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Zelikow on Tenet's forthcoming book (Guest post by Noise)

Mr. Tenet has been applauded for sounding an early alarm about the threat from Osama bin Laden and his network. Yet his exchanges with the Sept. 11 commission left some commission staff members puzzled about his recollection of details of certain crucial decisions.

“He has a lot to be proud of and a lot he will want to explain,” said Philip D. Zelikow, who was executive director of the Sept. 11 commission and more recently a counselor to Ms. Rice. “If he felt that he was constrained in his ability to tell the full story when he was a member of the Clinton or Bush administrations, then people like me should wait patiently and read what he has to say now before offering further judgments.”

Former CIA Director Tenet got a fancy book deal to explain his account of 9/11 failures but the public still can't read the IG internal review report or Tenet's 20 page rebuttal.



«—U®Anu§—» said...

While it's unfair to critique Tenet's book without seeing it, I have to say "ho-hum." A person would have to be really bored and have a world of time on their hands to spend time reading it. Who cares what lies Tenet wants to tell? I didn't want to hear from him or any of these other liars in the first place, and now that he's moved on, a publisher wants to give him some real money for more of his bullshit. What a world, what a world.

noise said...

Now, as he races to complete a memoir due out this spring, the talk in Washington has turned to how Mr. Tenet, known for fierce loyalty and political survival instincts that enabled him to weather both Democratic and Republican administrations, will use the book to juggle a host of agendas: polishing his legacy, settling scores and explaining just what he meant when he said it was a “slam dunk” that Mr. Hussein had unconventional weapons.

Fierce loyalty to whom? Certainly not the American public.

Furthermore, Zelikow isn't in a position to judge anyone. He led the 9/11 Commission cover up.

What a world indeed...Tenet gets paid millions to spin his account of 9/11 and the lead up to the invasion of Iraq.

Perhaps he should have called his book Deep State Machinations.