In doing so, he sets the record straight about cia operations and shows readers that the truth is more complex than suggested in other versions of recent history. As the title indicates, george tenet and the cia were at the center of the storm in the spin up to the iraq war and the war to protect and defend the homeland. The author, george tenet, takes the reader through 911, the invasion of afghanistan, and the events surrounding the iraq war. He was appointed to the faculty of georgetown university in 2004 and lives outside washington, d. Its difficult to see why george tenet would be so incautious as to write his own selfjustifying apologia, let alone give it the portentous title at the center of the storm. George tenet cashes in on iraq the former cia chief is earning big money from corporations profiting off the war a fact not mentioned in his. But former cia deputy director mike morell, in his book. The drums have been sounding for the longawaited book by former cia director george tenet. George tenet news stories about george tenet page 1. Washington george tenet, the former director of central intelligence, has lashed out against vice president dick cheney and other bush administration officials in a new book, saying they pushed the country to war in iraq without ever conducting a serious debate about whether saddam hussein posed an imminent threat to the united states. Tenet writes that the whole slam dunk scene described in mr.
Woodwards book took his words out of context and had been fed deliberately to woodward by someone in the white house eager to shift blame from the white house to the c. Former cia director george tenets new book has hit the bookstores. Start with bill kristols refutation of tenets story about richard perle. I highly doubt that in this time period, where were. His mother was a greek from epirus, greece, who had fled from. Before james comeys stunning memoir, there was george. Comey, left, is generating the same intense interest as the 2007 book by former cia director. George tenets sniveling, selfjustifying new book is a disgrace. Tenet provides an amazingly honest assessment of the agencys performance. Tenets new book gives his version of history leading up to september 11.
Ap interview with former cia chief tenet on new book youtube. George john tenet was the director of central intelligence for the united states central intelligence agency and is distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy at georgetown university. Its difficult to see why george tenet would be so incautious as to write his own selfjustifying apologia, let alone give it the portentous title at. George tenet, former cia director walking into room and sitting down 2. The former cia directors new book gets some facts wrongor so says the former top staffer of the 911 commission. New york besides giving him a chance to pay back bush administration officials he believes left him to twist in the wind, former cia director george tenets new book reveals sobering details. He has a toughguy new york accent and theres a picture of him in the book with a leather jacket on looking like hes really giving it to. I watched george tenets interview with tim russert on meet the press sunday. Newser george tenet offers a scathing attack on dick cheney and other architects of the war in iraq in a new book to be released monday, the new york times reports. Former cia director george tenet will likely never live down having called the intelligence on saddam husseins wmd a slam dunk. Governments actions in post invasion iraq are extremely insightful. In his muchanticipated and intermittently fascinating new memoir, at the center of the storm, mr.
His father, born in qeparo, himara, albania, worked in a coal mine in france before arriving in the united states via ellis island just before the great depression. George tenets book thomas jefferson street us news. He holds a bsfs from the georgetown university school of foreign service and an mia from the school of international affairs at columbia university. Former cia director george tenet is defending his actions in the months leading up to the iraq war in a new book called at the center of the storm. Tenets new book says the bush white house rushed into the iraq war. A losers history george tenets sniveling, selfjustifying new book is a disgrace. Washington george tenet, the former director of central intelligence, has lashed out against vice president dick cheney and other bush administration officials in a new book, saying they. Comey, left, is generating the same intense interest as the 2007 book by former cia director george tenet. Since the publication of bob woodwards 2004 book, plan of attack, george j. In his book, at the center of the storm, and on sundays broadcast of 60 minutes, george tenet said he encountered pentagon advisor richard perle outside the white house on sept. The book was released on april 30, 2007 and outlines tenets version of 911. Theres been lots of criticism, and precious little praise, for george tenets book in the blogosphere. Before james comeys stunning memoir, there was george tenets. In george tenets new book, at the center of the storm, the former cia director claims that, when the israeli government sought the release of jailed israeli spy jonathan pollard in 1998, it.
For the first time, the former cia director admits. George joh n ten et was born on january 5, 1953, in flushing, quee ns, new york city, new york, the son of albaniangreek immigrants evangeli a and john tenet. George tenets evasions his new memoir proves how hard it is to tell the truth about oneself, but how easy it is to blame others. Bush announces that tenet has resigned as cia director. Former cia director george tenets new book criticizing the bush administrations march to war in iraq has triggered a rare public spat between alumni of the u.144 1304 854 1336 725 1184 618 1187 886 377 182 151 1471 1074 1166 70 314 847 1064 936 673 276 1272 1113 163 825 500 582 750 285 311 404 715 635 1321 370 7 252