--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: <snip> > Actually, if Tenet was just telling Bush what he wanted to > hear he wouldn't have told him to strike the bit about Saddam > trying to buy yellow cake from Niger in the State of the Union > speech, which Bush then quoted British intel instead of the > CIA. The CIA had intelligence from 4 or 5 different intelligence > agencies that they condensed to present to the White House. > Foot notes were noted in the briefs when there were > disagreements as to the meaning of the intelligence. Sources > within the CIA didn't always agree with each other on every > bit of intelligence and they were noted. Tenet and others in > the CIA believed the preponderance of the evidence was a slam > dunk although there were some individuals that believed > individual pieces of evidence were not accurate.
>From AP via Yahoo News: ...As recently as an Aug. 21 news conference, President Bush said people should "imagine a world in which you had Saddam Hussein" with the capacity to make weapons of mass destruction and "who had relations with Zarqawi." Democrats singled out CIA Director George Tenet, saying that during a private meeting in July Tenet told the panel that the White House pressured him and that he agreed to back up the administration's case for war despite his own agents' doubts about the intelligence it was based on. "Tenet admitted to the Intelligence Committee that the policymakers wanted him to 'say something about not being inconsistent with what the president had said,'" Intelligence Committee member Carl Levin, D- Mich., told reporters Friday. Tenet also told the committee that complying had been "the wrong thing to do," according to Levin.... http://tinyurl.com/hld8w > As I said earlier Bush didn't appoint Tenet to the CIA, Clinton > did. Do you think Clinton would appoint a yes man like you are > suggesting to such an important post? Not intentionally. But then he wouldn't have pressured Tenet to tell him what he wanted to hear, either. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/