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LauraK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 04:34 AM
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Despite Iraq `mistake,' Tenet `absolutely' has Bush confidence
Abuja, Nigeria-AP -- President Bush still has confidence in George Tenet, even though the C-I-A chief admits to a "mistake" in a key piece of advice on Iraq.

The president's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, says Tenet has been a "terrific" director. And, asked if Bush still trusts him, she replied, "Absolutely."
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http://www.wmtw.com/Global/story.asp?S=1357910
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scottxyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 04:36 AM
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1. Yeah
Tenet also "absolutely" had Bush's confidence after Bush failed to read Tenet's reports before 9/11 about impending Al Qaeda attacks on US soil involving hijacked airplanes.

Tenet "absolutely" has Bush's confidence now too.

Actually, what Tenet has is... the GOODS on Bush.

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/070103_beyond...
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SodoffBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 01:54 PM
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13. How bad would a scenario have to be before Chimp lost confidence
in somebody?
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paper chase guy Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 04:37 AM
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2. gee, that's a friggin' surprise. (n/t)
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 04:38 AM
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3. Same thing happened after 9/11.
They called it an intelligence failure. Then, Bush congratulated the C.I.A. on doing a fine job.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 01:53 PM
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12. That's exactly right. They pulled the same scam after 9-11
And of course the press and Congress will dutifully allow them to continue their treasonous acts against our country
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 04:39 AM
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4. Guess it was way over
the top 2 hope Tenet wanted '2 spend more time w/ the family'.
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codeword Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 04:42 AM
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5. It might be ten minutes hence, or ten years.
They might keep him for years in solitary confinement, they might send him to a labour-camp, they might release him for a while, as they sometimes did. It was perfectly possible that before he was shot the whole drama of his arrest and interrogation would be enacted all over again. The one certain thing was that death never came at an expected moment. The tradition -- the unspoken tradition: somehow you knew it, though you never heard it said -- was that they shot you from behind; always in the back of the head, without warning, as you walked down a corridor from cell to cell.

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty Four
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 05:00 AM
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6. This shows that they are currently in a conspiracy
to keep the truth from the people, and maybe, more importantly from Congress.
Henry Waxman will not settle for stonewalling.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 05:50 AM
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7. he resign inside of a week
end.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 05:56 AM
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8. The only mistake is that Bush got caught in several lies
What about the other lies and false information that Bush gave about WMD in his State of the Union speech? Who will fall on his sword for those?

Bush said that there was an Al-Qaeda connection to Iraq, a claim that has been thoroughly debunked. Who put that lie in the SOTU?

Bush also said that Iraq had:

1. 25,000 liters of anthrax
2. 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin
3. 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent
4. 30,000 chemical munitions
5. several mobile biological weapons labs
6. advanced nuclear weapons development program
7. a design for a nuclear weapon
8. five different methods of enriching uranium for a bomb
9. high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production

Here is that portion of the speech that Bush gave:

In addition to the Niger yellow cake uranium lie, for which CIA Director Tenet just fell on his sword, there are other lies about WMD that Bush told in the State of the Union speech. Here is the portion of the White House transcript:

The United Nations concluded in 1999 that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons sufficient to produce over 25,000 liters of anthrax -- enough doses to kill several million people. He hasn't accounted for that material. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed it.

The United Nations concluded that Saddam Hussein had materials sufficient to produce more than 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin -- enough to subject millions of people to death by respiratory failure. He hadn't accounted for that material. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed it.

Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent. In such quantities, these chemical agents could also kill untold thousands. He's not accounted for these materials. He has given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

U.S. intelligence indicates that Saddam Hussein had upwards of 30,000 munitions capable of delivering chemical agents. Inspectors recently turned up 16 of them -- despite Iraq's recent declaration denying their existence. Saddam Hussein has not accounted for the remaining 29,984 of these prohibited munitions. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

From three Iraqi defectors we know that Iraq, in the late 1990s, had several mobile biological weapons labs. These are designed to produce germ warfare agents, and can be moved from place to a place to evade inspectors. Saddam Hussein has not disclosed these facilities. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed in the 1990s that Saddam Hussein had an advanced nuclear weapons development program, had a design for a nuclear weapon and was working on five different methods of enriching uranium for a bomb. The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production. Saddam Hussein has not credibly explained these activities. He clearly has much to hide.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/01/2003012...
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 07:55 AM
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9. This is a slap in the face to all thinking Americans. Its a con game.
They actually are that arrogant to think they can get away with this shit. This Blatant shit no less.

Damn, and he was supposed to bring credibility and honor back to the white house, ITS a fucking JOKE. What he has done is make excuses popular, bring it to an art form. But its excuses built on DECIET of the worst kind, has blood on it. OUR BLOOD. the man took us to war, blood was spilt, monies spent, all to re elect the son of a bitch.

come, we need a drink to drunk thing.
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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 12:07 PM
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10. He will get the Ken Lay treatment!
Poor guy.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-03 12:22 PM
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11. Maybe it's an LBJ/J. Edgar Hoover situation
He'd "rather have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in."
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