Team Player

Now this is what I call “taking one for the team”:

WASHINGTON (AP) – CIA Director George Tenet acknowledged Friday his agency wrongly allowed President Bush to tell the American people that Iraq was seeking nuclear material from Africa when analysts had doubts about the quality of the intelligence.

“These 16 words should never have been included in the text written for the president,” Tenet said in a statement released after Bush and his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, blamed the miscue on the CIA and members of Congress called for someone to be held accountable.

“This was a mistake,” the director’s statement said.

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  1. Aaron's Rantblog July 11, 2003