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"Rockefeller said: "Tragically, the intelligence failures set forth in this report will affect our national security for generations to come. Our credibility is diminished. Our standing in the world has never been lower. We have fostered a deep hatred of Americans in the Muslim world, and that will grow. As a direct consequence, our nation is more vulnerable today than ever before."

"The report repeatedly blasts departing CIA Director George Tenet, accusing him of skewing advice to top policy-makers with the CIA's view and elbowing out dissenting views from other intelligence agencies overseen by the State or Defense departments. It faulted Tenet for not personally reviewing Bush's 2003 State of the Union address, which contained since-discredited references to Iraq's attempts to purchase uranium in Africa. "

So Tenet, a Clinton holdover, is overwhelmingnly responsible for this? He's the fall guy?

This won't sit well here at P&P, no doubt. Let's see what is gleaned from this presentation. It should be interesting. That Tenet made our country and our world less safe, oh this is bad juju here. And it's a "global intelligence failure"? So everybody got it wrong. How could that be? The French too?