Tenet on 60 Minutesposted by The Vidiot @ 7:37 AM Permalink We were eating dinner at the time and at one point, I think we BOTH did a spit take. With regards to the crazy WMD estimates that were so very wrong...
Excerpt: "From our national intelligence estimate," Tenet says. "You don't make this kind of stuff up."Oh, really?
And the other one that got us to say "what?" was after he denied that the US tortures -- up and down he said the US doesn't torture -- but when asked if he lost sleep over it:
Excerpt: Asked if he lost any sleep over it, Tenet tells Pelley, "Yeah, of course you do! Of course you lose sleep over it."So, the US doesn't torture, but he still loses sleep over it.
Also, at one point he said that Zawahiri called off an attack on the NYC subway system "in favor of something larger." And the clue he has to go on is that bin Laden "has been trying to get his hands on nuclear material"
There were so many little loopholes and contradictions in what he said. And he seemed almost panicked and freaked out.
So, here's my wine-induced theory: Tenet knows something, either that the administration is planning something big and bad or that they're not preventing something big and bad. And this whole thing, this mad blathering on 60 Minutes, the book, everything, is his way of telling the administration that they had better not or he's going to really tell all.
Well, it's a wine-induced theory after all.