Tenet Turnabout: Blame Back At White House
George Tenet yesterday told Congress that he didn't even know about the 16 words
about the Niger uranium that ended up in Bush's State of the Union speech, which is odd for an intelligence director.
Apparently in the closed session he also mentioned the name
of the White House official who insisted those words be included, according to Senator Dick Durbin:
Durbin, appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," said that Tenet "certainly told us who the person was who was insistent on putting this language in which the CIA knew to be incredible, this language about the uranium shipment from Africa."
They cannot say the name, because of confidentiality rules, but Durbin has strongly implied that if the President doesn't come out to the American people about this, that may change.
Every president in trouble eventually makes an address to the nation designed to clear himself that only ends up making things worse. (see below) Look for Bush's soon.
I for one believe the American people have a right to know Cheney's name. Oops, almost gave away the secret! Sorry.