October 21, 2004

Frankly, I've Been Waiting for this Shoe to Drop For a While Now

Take it away, George Tenet, D-CIA:

Although he emphasized that the Central Intelligence Agency boasts "tremendously talented men and women," former CIA Director George Tenet said it "did not live up to our expectations as professionals" regarding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the search for nonexistent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

"We had inconsistent information, and we did not inform others in the community of gaps in our intelligence," Tenet said. "The extraordinary men and women who do magnificent work in the CIA are held accountable every day for what they do, and as part of keeping our faith with the American people, we will tell you when we're right or wrong."

Tenet called the war on Iraq "wrong" in a speech Wednesday night to 2,000 members of The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center.

I am still amazed at how incompetent the CIA became starting on January 21, 2001.

Posted by Charles Austin at October 21, 2004 06:39 PM

Charles, I suspect your last line is too subtle for most to appreciate.

Posted by: Robin Roberts at 10:45 PM