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Old 06-03-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
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CIA chief George Tenet steps down

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CIA chief George Tenet steps down

CIA director George Tenet has tendered his resignation to the White House, citing "personal reasons".
President George W Bush told reporters he had accepted Mr Tenet's resignation as head of the US intelligence agency.

"I told him I'm sorry he's leaving. He's done a suberb job on behalf of the American people," Mr Bush said.

Mr Tenet will stay in the post until mid-July. After that, the deputy director will serve as acting director until a replacement is found.
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Fallout.
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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Fallout.

Yep indeedy. Who'll be the next to go?
Cheney, perhaps, because of "health reasons."
He's already making a bundle of cash in Iraq
with his Halliburton ties to "rebuilding Iraq."
Colin Powell? Condy Rice?
Anyways, hopefully this whole crew will be out by Nov.
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It will be interesting to see if there are any more resignations.
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probably the most thankless job in america... we all know about tenet's failures, but we'll never know about his successes.
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:55 PM   #6
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Chalabi and Tenant are just scapegoats for the Bush Administration.


Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolverwits are the gutless and worthless sacks that should be thrown out.
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It will be interesting to see if there are any more resignations.
Be careful what you wish for...
Also from the BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3775423.stm

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Second top official to quit CIA

A second top CIA official is to retire from his post, less than a day after the surprise resignation of the agency's director George Tenet.

James Pavitt, deputy director for operations, who was in charge of the agency's spies, is said to have made the decision some weeks ago.

The CIA says Mr Pavitt's decision was unconnected with Mr Tenet's departure.

But analysts say the move will mean more upheaval at a critical time for the agency.

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James Pavitt has worked for the agency for 31 years, five as the deputy director of operations.

His identity had been unknown until last April when, in an unprecedented move, he appeared publicly before the 11 September commission.
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obviously pavitt's resignation is to do with the fact that he's baisicly ineffective as a spy now that his identity is known to the public, due to his testimony in front of the 9/11 commission... tenet might have been forced out, but i don't believe pavitt was.
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Bush would praise a convicted murderer, if he happened to be one of his cabinet members. The man isn't willing to accept blame, his own, or that of anyone who relects on him.
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Bush would praise a convicted murderer, if he happened to be one of his cabinet members. The man isn't willing to accept blame, his own, or that of anyone who relects on him.

But, "God" is telling him what to do. He's a very good "Christian."
Surely, "God" wouldn't feed Bush wrong information. Maybe,
it's not God he hears.
Maybe Bush hears other voices in his head too telling him
what to do?
It makes me proud to know there's an ex-alcoholic, ex- druggie
schizophrenic president in the White House.
I'm waiting for Bush to totally lose it in one of his many
infrequent press coferences. You know........talking in
tongues.......rolling on the floor.......foam coming out of
his mouth.
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Intelligence Wars

I think the real reason Tenet resigned is so that Bush can not invoke Executive Privilege against his testimony in the upcoming indictments against Bush and Cheney in the Valerie Plame case. Between Abu Ghraib, Chalabi, Plame, and *possibly* even 9/11, Bush & Co. are likely to be ousted by a CIA enabled coup d'etat bigger than even what Watergate ever was. Expect Colin Powell to resign soon as well. There is a growing, but longstanding rift between the Bush administration and within the intelligence communities, various alaphabet agencies, growing members of the House and Senate, and even within the military. There are rumors that Tenet was forced out, or is a fall-guy. I think that may be Bush administration spin.

My 2cents
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There's no doubt that intelligence people are pissed, and they don't want to be someone's "scapegoat". In the Oval Office there is a sign that says "the buck stops here". It's inexcusable for anyone to say something like this without any firm basis in fact, and the intelligence community is steaming over having to take the "blame". Blame games don't care who you are. If you play them you pay.
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Just wait till June 25th when Moore's new movie hits the silver screens across the nation
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Ah yes, Michael Moore, another source of objective, unbiased, information.
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Sting2,

In the world of politics, please.... show me an unbiased 'source' of information.

This administration has made enough blunders to make themselves look like idiots... I'm going to wager that Moore didn't have to try very hard to do it himself.
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To say everyone has a bias does not put all sources of information on the same level of credibility. Moore is an entertainer and has shown a willingness to bend facts to entertain his market.
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I am not particularly going to look to Michael Moore for "unbiased" news on the subject. If there is indeed any more damning news to come out it can come from preferably more than one reliable news source. This means people who have no direct ties to either Bush's or Kerry's campaign or list of supporters. Forget Crossfire. They *tell* you they're biased.
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To say everyone has a bias does not put all sources of information on the same level of credibility. Moore is an entertainer and has shown a willingness to bend facts to entertain his market.
exactly... take me serious when i'm right, but when i'm wrong, i'm merely an entertainer. i'll see the movie when it comes out, but i'll download it off kaaza or bit torrent... no way i'm giving one cent to that blubbering a-hole.
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Re: Intelligence Wars

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I think the real reason Tenet resigned is so that Bush can not invoke Executive Privilege against his testimony in the upcoming indictments against Bush and Cheney in the Valerie Plame case. Between Abu Ghraib, Chalabi, Plame, and *possibly* even 9/11, Bush & Co. are likely to be ousted by a CIA enabled coup d'etat bigger than even what Watergate ever was. Expect Colin Powell to resign soon as well. There is a growing, but longstanding rift between the Bush administration and within the intelligence communities, various alaphabet agencies, growing members of the House and Senate, and even within the military. There are rumors that Tenet was forced out, or is a fall-guy. I think that may be Bush administration spin.

My 2cents
That's the skinny I'm hearing also. One can only pray. I'd like to see him tried as a war criminal while they are at it.
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That's the skinny I'm hearing also. One can only pray. I'd like to see him tried as a war criminal while they are at it.
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