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Wesley Clark's Speedos

By Tumbler   November 2003

George Tenet – the great survivor The survival of CIA director George Tenet, a Clinton appointee, continues to amaze. He avoided the blame for 9/11 by pulling off the CIA’s stunningly successful $70m mission to buy the Afghan tribes in the Taleban war, which restored the agency’s battered morale. Now he seems to be surviving the embarrassments over Iraq’s elusive WMD, the collapse of his personal liaison mission between Israeli and Palestinian security chiefs, and the leak to the press of the name of Joseph Wilson’s wife, hitherto a covert CIA official on the science circuit. Tenet himself, however, is…

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