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Tenet: "There was never a serious debate" over Iraq threat

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Interesting timing. Tenet's book comes out just when Bush is going to veto the Iraq spending bill. It's further proof that the Iraq war was a scam, a deadly scam, pulled on the American people by Bush, Cheney, especially Cheney -- and Tenet himself -- among others:

George J. 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.

The 549-page book, “At the Center of the Storm,” is to be published by HarperCollins on Monday. By turns accusatory, defensive, and modestly self-critical, it is the first detailed account by a member of the president’s inner circle of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the decision to invade Iraq and the failure to find the unconventional weapons that were a major justification for the war.

“There was never a serious debate that I know of within the administration about the imminence of the Iraqi threat,” Mr. Tenet writes in a devastating judgment that is likely to be debated for many years. Nor, he adds, “was there ever a significant discussion” about the possibility of containing Iraq without an invasion.
Bush won't even allow a debate now. But, he expects the American people to trust him now. That's not going to happen.

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