Mixed Blessing

2 comments April 27th, 2007at 01:19pm Posted by Eli

Well, on the one hand, this could be a very good thing:

Henry Waxman’s Government Oversight Committee has invited George Tenet to testify before the Committee on May 10th regarding the Niger/uranium claims and other blurred intelligence questions. (H/T to TiredFed for the link.) With a book to sell, this could get quite interesting from Tenet.

On the other hand, the fact that he has a book out means that the Republicans can run their standard “Don’t believe a word he says; he’s just hyping his new book, plus he’s a pedophile and serial killer” playbook.

Although… Why didn’t Tenet say anything until his book came out? He resigned in July 2004; he could have saved this country, and the entire world, a whole lot of grief if he had spoken out then.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Iraq,Politics,Republicans

2 Comments

  • 1. dirk gently, sociopathetic  |  April 27th, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    i’m not that impressed with anything tenent has to say until he gives back his medal. self serving hypocrite then, self serving hypocrite now.

    unless of course it is tortured out of him.

  • 2. Eli  |  April 27th, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    I have kinda the same feeling towards, say, Bob Woodward or Colin Powell or Matthew Dowd: They may be useful in terms of discrediting the Bushies, but they didn’t decide to do the right thing until after it was too late to matter.

    If they had spoken up *before* the 2004 election, and *before* all of Dubya’s fuckups came to light, then I might respect their “courage” a little tiny bit more.


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