neljapäev, juuni 03, 2004

George Tenet Resigning

Wow. Is that accountability? I don't remember what it looks like anymore.

In all seriousness, whatever the reason, this is a very good thing for national security. There were of course other factors that he couldn't control, but the man presided over two of the biggest intelligence failures in US history (9/11 & Iraq's WMD). It's certainly not clear at this point whether he resigned on his own or he was asked to by Bush. Given Bush's history of not holding anyone responsible for anything, my guess would be that Tenet got tired of being blamed by the public and Congress for the aforementioned failures. Of course, he largely deserved that blame, but these can't have been a pleasant three years for the guy. I can see why he would want to disappear.

We can only hope Bush replaces him with someone competent.

Um...maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all.

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