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Iraq War / Tenet's Book / A Discussion #859005

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 2007
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(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper) Some of what former CIA director George Tenet has been saying about the war in Iraq presented. [With ABC's Charles Gibson, TENET - denies there was an Al Qaeda-Iraq connection; states intelligence is about best judgement and we let Secretary of State Colin Powell down.] [On CNN, Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - says it was an intelligence problem worldwide.] [Former CIA officer Larry JOHNSON†- blames Tenet for his role in the unfounded case for war.] [With Tom Brokaw, TENET - says his life has been about serving.]

(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former CIA analysts Johnson and Ray McGovern about what Tenet did and has been stating. [With Larry King, TENET - says we called 'em as we saw them and spoke the truth.] [JOHNSON - criticizes Tenet for "playing ball" with the administration; states the intelligence was misleading.] [McGOVERN - says Tenet helped deceive Congress into approving an unnecessary war and knew better about what he was doing and fostered the case for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction with the intelligence fixed around the policy; comments on Tenet's "bizarre performance" on explaining torture.]

(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen about what Tenet has been saying. [From Watertown, Massachusetts, GERGEN - says this is a stinging indictment of the administration for rushing to war with there being a denial about the civil war in Iraq; comments on the Democratic response to Tenet and his book; states Tenet is fundamentally a "decent guy" who served two presidents; comments on the legendary in-fighting within this administration in the middle of a war.]

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