Monday, April 30, 2007

Tenet's Remorse

What is with the name George? Will it now and forever be associated with incompetence? The studly Larry Johnson has posted a scathing, spot-on open letter to George Tenet on the occasion of the release of his throw-BushCo-under-the-bus missive.
It now turns out that you were the Alberto Gonzales of the intelligence community--a grotesque mixture of incompetence and sycophancy shielded by a genial personality. Decisions were made, you were in charge, but you have no idea how decisions were made even though you were in charge. Curiously, you focus your anger on the likes of Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, and Condi Rice, but you decline to criticize the President.
Read the rest...
If you can stand more of the Tenet debacle, and missed 60 Minutes last night, Scott Pelley interviews Tenet. Watch the squirm. Randi Rhodes posts clip-a-aplenty and has several linked stories on the shameless, weak-willed Sir-Tenetacle-the-duplicitous.


Ron West said...

I'll say this - then toss Tenet in the dust bin. He did at least stand up and say, yeah, I blew it, a lot of people died on my watch and I have to live with that. I came away thinking that dude was incompetent (call if overwhelmed if you are in a generous mood).

Contrast that with Dubya, Cheney, Condi, Rummy, Perle, Feith, Libby, et al. These blowhards all effed up hugely and still think their shit doesn't stink.

For cabinet members, I personally put Condi at the absolute bottom of the barrel. Worse than Brownie, worse than Rummy.

Eli said...

Where was he in 2004?

Like Colin Powell, he wants to launder his reputation now that it's too late for his revelations to matter.


op99 said...

The fact that nobody's buying what Tenet is selling gives me hope that Hillary Clinton may not be our next president. Appparently, the populace sees right through the attempted burnishing of ex post facto Iraq invasion explanations.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Nice Op. I concur. There's a clearing of the American mind occurring that very well may lead to a 'new' kind of politic. Tenet makes me sick And Eli is right, he's a coward. Condi is the worst kind of "uncle Tom" like Ron said, and she is a sickening example of what is wrong in the administration. May they all rot in hell.