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View Diary: Tenet, Anyone? 9/28/03 WAPO Source Rovelation! (must-read!) (101 comments)

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  •  This is certainly possible (none)
    The overarching backstory to all this mess seems to be a political struggle between the White House and the CIA, which was pissed about the politicization of intelligence and wanted to defend their turf.

    However, the White House certainly could have made Tenet the fall guy for 9/11 (he was the highest-ranking official to see both the "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the US" briefing and the "Islamic Extremist Learns To Fly" memo), but they failed to do so.  This suggests either (1) the bad blood doesn't run so deep after all or (2) Tenet has serious dirt on the Administration.

    I must say, these conspiracy theories are more fun to talk about than almost anything.  The truth almost can't help but be a disappointment if it ever emerges.

    •  How about this from a conspiracy site: (4.00)
      WARNING: THIS IS INTEL SCUTTLEBUTT FROM RUPPERT'S SITE (read for info not being found anywhere else but most probably true):

      Recently, CIA Director George Tenet and Plame's ultimate boss, Deputy Director of Operations James Pavitt, suddenly resigned within hours of one another. Intelligence sources have said the two have been cooperating with Fitzgerald's investigation of the Plame/Brewster-Jennings leak and the damage to U.S. clandestine operations which globally track the flow of WMDs.

      Sensitive CIA operations that were compromised by the leak included companies, government officials, and individuals associated with the nuclear smuggling network of Pakistan's chief nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. In addition, the identities of U.S. national and foreign agents working within the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, North Korea's nuclear laboratory in Yongbyon, Pakistan's Kahuta uranium enrichment plant, banks and export companies in Dubai, Islamabad, Moscow, Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, and Kiev, and Kuala Lumpur, and government agencies in Libya, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Iran were severely compromised. The CIA has reportedly given Fitzgerald highly classified details on the damage done to the CIA's WMD tracking network.

    •  Consider Poppa Bush's role in the CIA (none)
      By many accounts, Poppa Bush has been a CIA lifer (his Zapata Oil was a front organization for Bay of Pigs, he was the Director, and his ties remained strong both during the 1980 election and during Iran-Contra (although the latter is less remarkable).

      I wonder how he feels about his turdblossom son fucking with the CIA?

      This is the way democracy ends Not with a bomb But with a gavel -Max Baucus

      by emptywheel on Thu Jul 07, 2005 at 05:23:17 AM PDT

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