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September 1, 2011 Osama’s theme – we could hit America and they wont hit back (killings in Somalia, Black Hawk Down) America has lost it. We can get away with it here. Tenent’s point… .CIA missed connecting the dots to prevent 9/11, however CIA brought the fight back to Osama in a way he never imagined. P.187 “Afghanistan would be the CIAs finest hour” o Getting the boots on the ground 16 days after it hit was important for moral and efforts to be received as responding to what had been done to us It takes the military a while to get organized In a memoir you expect Tenet to downplay CIA shortcomings. Surprise attacks are hard to predict Prof thinks that it is a reasonable statement from his position however to describe what transpired. Tenets Position o Leading up to Iraq War Thought Osama couldn’t have done it alone. Needed help in Iraq/Saddam Defense for dropping the ball in Afghanistan….Never had info on Iraq, never was a focus…when a
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