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.” (1)
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.