George Tenet has been promoting his new book, At the Center of the Storm, getting a lot of attention from the mainstream media which has been very good to the D.C. crowd. Publish a book, go on the Sunday news shows, answer a few ‘tough’ questions, and then wait for your royalty checks.
Several former intelligence officers would like some of his royalties to be used for veterans and their families. They make the case in a letter that was sent to his publisher. The letter writers rip him pretty good for claiming to be a victim. Here is an excerpt from the letter that I thought was particularly amusing:
It now turns out that you were the Alberto Gonzales of the intelligence community–a grotesque mixture of incompetence and sycophancy shielded by a genial personality. Decisions were made, you were in charge, but you have no idea how decisions were made even though you were in charge. Curiously, you focus your anger on the likes of Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, and Condi Rice, but you decline to criticize the President.
Mr. Tenet, as head of the intelligence community, you failed to use your position of power and influence to protect the intelligence process and, more importantly, the country. What should you have done? What could you have done?
The letter writers are generous, he should donate 100% of his royalties to veterans and their families.
Peace and Solidarity