August 21, 2007


A CIA inquiry has accused the agency’s ex-chief George Tenet and his aides of failing to prepare for al-Qaeda threats before the 9/11 attacks on the US.

“The agency and its officers did not discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner,” the CIA inspector general wrote in a scathing report.

The document was completed in June 2005 and kept classified until now. Its release was ordered by Congress.

One of Bush’s biggest mistakes was not firing Tenet, and others, early on. (See older posts on that here and here). Plus, fighting accountability at the CIA?

UPDATE: On a related front, dysfunction in high places.

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