The bigger you are, the higher up the fall guys are. Tenet has more power than most third world countries, but jas to jump when Bush says jump. Bush didn’t mention the previous warnings the CIA had given on its doubts about the information.
bq. “Tenet Had to be Pushed to Take Responsibility”:http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2003/7/12/115644. George W. Bush may believe that the yellowcake “controversy is over”:http://msnbc.com/news/937524.asp, but the underlings of the fall guy Tenet in the CIA are already starting to sing. The administration have gone out of the way to stress that they “still trust the CIA”:http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3078253, despite the brewing scandal. So maybe we should all pay attention to these leaks?
Daily Kos has a good “discussion on this”:http://www.dailykos.com/archives/003362.html#003362. All this comes at a particularly bad time for Blair. He is under fire from seemingly everyone in the UK, and this latest is going to really stoke the flames. No wonder the UK govt. is denying the whole thing:
bq. The UK Government has defended its claim that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa, despite the White House saying it was unfounded.
>> “BBC News”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3061665.stm
Another update at “Daily Kos”:http://www.dailykos.com/archives/003372.html