George, You Are No Maverick , You Are Just One Of Them

“The American people know about your honesty and integrity. Of your commitment to truth-to accountability and responsibility-that is the very core of intelligence in a democratic society.” George Tenet in his farewell remarks made at CIA Headquarters in Washington DC on July 8, 2004

Yes George, and you have shown no honesty and no integrity when, on December 14, 2004, just few days after you made that remark, you accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to you in the East Room of the White House by George W Bush. Yes George, you have shown neither honesty nor integrity when you sat behind Colin Powell, Feb 5,2003 while he delivered his infamous lies about the Iraqi WMD’s at the UN Security Council where he said: ” What we are giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.” Yes George, you were there to give credibility to what Powell was delivering.

At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA is coming out. Your main point is that you want to clarify the “slam dunk” comment that Vice-president Cheney and others cited as the main reason why George Bush decided to go and invade Afghanistan and Iraq. You say that this was taken out of context and that the comment was in response to Bush’s wondering if he can sell the war on Iraq to the American people based on Iraq’s WMDs. You said, “Yes, it’s a slam dunk”.

George, your clarification is even worse than the way Cheney and others used the phrase. You knew the whole thing was a lie, yet you said that it was a “slam dunk”. You were willing to deceive the American people into this war by thinking it was a “slam dunk.” You convinced them with garbage that you knew beforehand stunk.

George, about a million Iraqis died if not more. Millions have been maimed for life. Two million have been forced to leave Iraq and live as refugees; some in the desert with no roof over their heads. Thousands of Americans are dead; tens of thousands are wounded and maimed for life. Do I need to say more? You know the rest of the story.

Your opinion does not matter now, George, it’s too late, and it will not make much difference. I wanted you to take a stand,George, when you were sitting behind Colin Powell, while he showed the fake pictures to convince the World with Iraq’s WMDs. You should have asked Mr.Powell to have a moment at the microphone while the world was watching. You should have told the world that Powell was presenting lies. You could have saved lots of lives, George. Just imagine, if after George Bush placed the Medal of Freedom around your neck and you would have taken that medal off and “slam dunked” it in GWB’s hand and said: ” I am sorry, I don’t deserve it, take this medal and shove it ” and walked out while the cameras were rolling. Just imagine the lives you would have saved by doing so.

You are no maverick, George. You are just a coward like the many cowards who have caused so much pain and misery in America and the World. You are going down in infamy and should be prosecuted with the rest of the “JINSA” crowd. The least you can do is give ALL proceeds from the book to the Iraqi people.

You said that the only thing you regret in life is the fact that your father was not living to see you in the position of the Director of the CIA. You are lucky, George, that your father was not living to see that you had a chance to stop a war based on lies and fabrications by Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and especially Douglas Feith, who was over the Office of the Special Plans at the pentagon where the fake documents Powell used were concocted and given credibility by your presence at the UN with Powell. Your father would be very disappointed in you.

George, your ‘kiss and tell’ book is an insult to our nation. You are just one of them. You should be tried for war crimes just like the rest of them.

April 2007 by Hesham Tillawi, PhD




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3 Comments on “George, You Are No Maverick , You Are Just One Of Them”

  1. Astraea Says:

    Congratulations on this article Hesham. It is exactly what should be zinging over the air waves all over the World right now.

    Do you know of the appearance of Jessica Lynch at the Senate. She called the media and the rest of them liars over what they did to her and her story. George Galloway tells about it on Information Clearing House today.

  2. Calm Says:

    George Tenet is a man who built his career out of deception and lies.

    The CIA methods are all based upon deception and today the Clown is in TV Land screaming that he is being truthfull.

    It is easier for the U.S. and it’s population to defend a lie and faulty intelligence then to attempt defending greed and imperialism.

    George Tenet is an American and he participated in this Iraq war deception because it was strategically important to America …. and that is what it is all about.

    Powell and every member of congress knows exactly why the U.S. attacked Iraq.

    Tenet is only angry at those folks who choose to play the blame game within the administration.


    Tenet Claims Richard Perle said – Iraq has to pay a price for 9-11
    TODD (voice over): The day after 9/11, were President Bush and his conservative allies making connections to Saddam Hussein? Former CIA director George Tenet describes an encounter that stunned him, he says, on September 12, 2001.
    Tenet claims as he was going in to the White House early that morning, Richard Perle was leaving. In his new book, Tenet writes that Perle, a so-called neoconservative who headed a Pentagon advisory board at the time, “… turned to me and said, ‘Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday. They bear responsibility.'” GEORGE TENET, FMR. CIA DIRECTOR: And I remember thinking to myself as I’m about to go in and brief the president, “What the hell is he talking about?”
    TODD: Perle tells “The Weekly Standard” he was in France that day, denies ever saying that to Tenet. Tenet now says his dates may have been off, but insists the exchange happened. Here’s what Perle did tell CNN five days after 9/11.
    RICHARD PERLE, DEFENSE ADVISORY BOARD: Even if we cannot prove to the standards that we enjoy in our own civil society that they were involved, we do know, for example, that Saddam Hussein has ties to Osama bin Laden.
    CNN The Situation Room
    April 30, 2007…itroom.02.html

    Bush Wanted To Invade Iraq If Elected in 2000
    By Russ Baker
    October 27, 2004

    Publisher (Osama Siblani) Says Bush Told Him in May 2000 He Planned to “Take Out” Iraq
    March 11, 2005

    The lies that led to war
    A leaked British memo, and other documents, make it clear that Bush intended all along to invade Iraq — and lied about it to the American people. The full gravity of his offense has not yet sunk in.
    By Juan Cole
    May 19, 2005

  3. Rehmat Says:

    Was not George Tenet’s name in his high school record – David Cohen?

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