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george tenet resigns - purge begins? (no link yet) - nt

by crowsfoot / June 3, 2004 12:50 AM PDT


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Here's a link
by Josh K / June 3, 2004 12:56 AM PDT
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When the Moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars... - nt
by crowsfoot / June 3, 2004 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Here's a link
Wink .
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That's one.
by Dan McC / June 3, 2004 2:32 AM PDT

But this fish stinks from the head. The big housecleaning comes in November.


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Re: Bush can't even do THIS right!

Hi, Bob.

I saw the press conference Bush called. He should have just announced Tenet's resignation "for personal reasons," and then say "I accepted it with regret." Instead, Bush talked about what a "spectacular" job Tenet had done, and how depply he'd be missed from the war on terror. Now, his approach may be more loyal, but when performance in a particular area is under fire and the guy in charge of it resigns, the politically ept thing to do is let him take some of the blame with him as he leaves. This way, all Tenet's many critics say "and Bush didn't even realize what a lousy job he's been doing!"

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But he made YOUR day, huh.........nt
by Del McMullen / June 3, 2004 7:10 AM PDT


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Re: he made YOUR day, huh... No, Tenet did.
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / June 3, 2004 8:22 AM PDT

Hi, Del.

Dear Abbey always used to say that the key question for women considering a divorce was whether you were better off with him or without him. I think it's clear we're better off without Tenet (among a lot of other people currently in power Wink ) Interesting no one's yet mentioned the SD House seat, btw...

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South Dakota house seat..........?
by Del McMullen / June 3, 2004 2:45 PM PDT

...are you talking about the House seat that is
up for re-election in Nov ? Even the locals called
June 1 a "local" election.

Re Tenent, I did not understand not replacing him at
the change of administrations, nor do I understand how
he has "hung around" this long, nor do I understand why
he "suffered" during the Clinton years and why he didn't
resign then. And the biggest "not understanding" of them
all was, during the Clinton years, there was more than a
single occasion when the CIA was under strong criticism,
yet I don't recall the democrats calling for his head
during those times.

But during this election season, if the "kids" can't get
their way by crying, then they'll scream and holler, and
throw their temper tantrums.

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Re:Re: Bush can't even do THIS right! - politically ept :-)
by crowsfoot / June 3, 2004 10:43 AM PDT

I am so tired of looking through W's eyes! You can just see the gears and sprockets of GW praising GT on the way out.
1) - The constitchensee won't stand for any stain of blame or guilt on "one of us". He stayed the course.
2) - It's not George or George's fault the world ain't flat. THE WORLD IS SPOSED TA BE FLAT! SEZ SO RAT CHEER!


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Dave, I've heard this boilerplate language from many a President,...
by Paul C / June 3, 2004 11:40 AM PDT

...and it fooled no one in the past, nor will it this time - if it's not truly meant, that is. Now, speaking as one who wondered exactly why Mr. Tenet was retained as DCI when the Bush administration took office, let it be known that I still wonder why he stayed so long.

I can understand why he wasn't sacked immediately after 9/11; that would have engendered no confidence in the American public at a time when confidence was desparately needed. But surely he could have been let go after, say, a year or so? That he wasn't I think speaks volumes for the fact that the President still felt he needed Tenet to preside over the rebuilding of CIA after 30 years of budget cuts and attacks from...your side, Dave.

Tenet met with President Bush almost daily. Do you know how many times he met with Bill Clinton? Three times in eight years, Dave. Once every 3 years and 8 months? I think that fact alone amply displays the lack of importance that the previous administration on intelligence and national security, at a time when various acts of war (embassy bombings, the USDS Cole attack, Khobar Towers, the first World Trade Center attack to name a few) were being perpetrated against the U.S. by a terror organization who was offered to us three times by the Sudanese government; offers we declined because we were treating al-Qaida as, to use Sen. Kerry's formulation, "an intelligence and law enforcement" operation.

Besides, Dave, did you not post here just today that:

Khan remains surprised that, to this day, the FBI, CIA and Scotland Yard have never asked for his help in identifying the street address of the Lahore safe house where he and dozens of other men were trained. He says he saw some identifying signs and might be able to locate it today. ?I just surprised because [they] never come back to ask some more things," he said. "[The FBI] believed me, but maybe not seriously.?

Remind me again as to who was in charge in April 2000? I seem to be hazy on that after hearing about how George W. Bush is responsible for everything except the Great Depression - and maybe I missed that accusation!

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