Disputing George Tenet

Lots of buzz in the media today about the release of former CIA director George Tenet’s new book At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA, which came out today.

I noted yesterday that Michael F. Scheuer, head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit, wrote a piece challenging some of the claims Tenet has made in his book.

Today we learn that there is a dispute between Tenet and Pentagon advisor Richard Perle about a meeting that Tenet alleges took place with between the two of them the day after the 9-11 attacks. Perle says there’s no way the meeting took place the day after 9-11 because he was stuck in France, which Bill Kristol backs up here. In fact, Perle says no such meeting between he and Tenet ever took place. Tenet said he ‘may be off’ a couple of days but insists the meeting did happen.

Michael Leeden is also disputing certain Tenet claims. Captain Ed has a clip of an interview he did with Leeden in which Ledeen rebuts some of what Tenet has written.

Check out many more links about this story via Human Events’ Rightometer blog.

Look for Tenet to quickly become the darling of the Nutroots left, even though the CIA under his leadership was responsible for Bush’s “lies” about Iraq …

Update I: Chris Hitchens rips Tenet a new one.

Read more via Glenn Reynolds, Lorie Byrd, Anchoress, AJ Strata, QandO, Michael Goldfarb

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