Chris Hitchens writes in Slate, and sets the record straight.
To revisit these arguments is to be reminded that no thinking person ever felt that the danger posed by a totalitarian and aggressive Iraq was a negligible one. And now comes Tenet, the man who got everything wrong and who ran the agency that couldn’t think straight, to ask us to sympathize with his moanings about “Iraq—who, me?”
A highly irritating expression in Washington has it that “hindsight is always 20-20.” Would that it were so. History is not a matter of hindsight and is not, in fact, always written by the victors. In this case, a bogus history is being offered by a real loser whose hindsight is cockeyed and who had no foresight at all.
Unfortunately, it is too late for a half-wit like Tenet to do anything, but were it the case he should have simply done his job and eliminated Bin Laden when he clearly had the chance. Tenet blinked, 3000 Americans died and now we have over half of the country believing the inuendo he spews while engaging in a state of unconsciousness.
Hitchens appears to be dead on..