That was two years ago.
A year-and-a-half later, President Bush awarded George "Slam Dunk" Tenet the medal of freedom. This following the pre-9/11 and pre-Iraq intelligence failures (which don't begin to account for the corruption of the entire intelligence apparatus by the Bush administration and the subsequent hyping of every unvetted claim about the Iraqi nuclear program).
Maybe I've missed something, but George Tenet seems awful quiet these days about the Plame affair. Did Bush give him the medal of freedom to buy him off? Sort of like beating your wife because she asks where you've been, and then telling her you love her and buying her jewelry.
It's important to remember that the CIA were the ones who didn't believe the neocons' darling, Chalabi, and his horde of liars. They knew the Niger story didn't pan out. They knew the Niger documents were forgeries. Most of them thought the aluminum tubes were for rockets, not centrifuges. And they didn't like being bullied and ignored.
That's why it's so important for Kansas kocksucker Pat Roberts to pleas