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Watch out for George Tenet's new book, which threatens to "take the lid off" Rumsfeld's Pentagon. Plus, why Britain's new ambassador to the US may not be warmly welcomed

By Tumbler   May 2007

Tenet recants his slam dunk

Washington’s next obsession is likely to be the new book by former CIA director George Tenet, At the Centre of the Storm: My Years at the CIA. With an initial print run of 300,000, the fuss will be enormous. Tenet is booked for two appearances on 60 Minutes, America’s most-watched current affairs show, and for the Today Show and Meet the Press. He also has a magazine deal with Vanity Fair. Tenet, best known for assuring President Bush that it was a “slam dunk” that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, is telling…

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