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 George Tenet - “rendered 70 terrorists to justice.”
 George Tenet - “The President had every reason to believe that the text presented to him was sound... These 16 words should never have been included in the text written for the president.”
 George Tenet - “time and again uncovered plots that are chilling.”
 George Tenet - “at that time that was what we thought.”
 George Tenet - “last chance to exact vengeance.”
 George Tenet - “We assess that Iraq continues to hide critical (weapons of mass destruction) production equipment and material from U.N. inspectors,”
 George Tenet - “When I took on this job I had a set of conditions to do it because I was essentially taking on the moral hazard, as I've referred to it, for the CIA. That is, it was a CIA conclusion that there were weapons.”
 George Tenet - “... we will neither be completely right nor completely wrong.”
 George Tenet - “We didn't steal the secret that told us what the plot was, we didn't recruit the right people or technically collect the data, notwithstanding enormous effort to do so,”
 George Tenet - “In 1999, the Germans gave us a name -- 'Marwan,' that's it -- and a phone number, ... And we didn't sit on our hands, and I'm not going to go through the rest of it in open session. They didn't give us a first and a last name until after 911.”
 George Tenet - “His network is now answering to the world for years of nuclear profiteering,”
 George Tenet - “THIELMANN When it came to presenting the intelligence community's formal judgment on matters White House officials had already publicly addressed-- especially Iraq's nuclear weapons capabilities ... defended very stubbornly the erroneous CIA interpretation.”
 George Tenet - “raised several concerns about the fragmentary nature of the intelligence with National Security Council colleagues. Some of the language was changed.”
 George Tenet - “The fact that the United States is arguably the world's most powerful nation, ... a larger target for those who don't share our interests, values or beliefs.”
 George Tenet - “The background ... makes it even more troubling that the 16 words eventually made it into the State of the Union speech, ... This was a mistake.”
 Jason Fontenet - “They ran the offense very well. Their coach got those guys going. It's a military style how they run their offense. It's really crisp. I've never seen a team like that. They run 15 plays and we couldn't cover half of them. We didn't know what they were going to run, and I was chasing all over the place.”
 George Tenet - “We discovered the extent of Khan's hidden network. We tagged the proliferators. We detected the network stretching from Pakistan to Europe to the Middle East to Asia offering its wares to countries like North Korea and Iran.”
 George Tenet - “We discovered the extent of Khan's hidden network. We tagged the proliferators. We detected the network stretching from Pakistan to Europe to the Middle East to Asia offering its wares to countries like North Korea and Iran,”
 George Tenet - “Three thousand people died, ... No matter how hard we worked or how desperately we tried, it was not enough. The victims and the families of 911 deserve better.”
 George Tenet - “What I learned...or was reminded of, because I probably heard all this when it first came out...is that George Tenet felt his job was to present the facts but NOT to add any commentary regarding the world in which those facts existed. After all, ... such comments would get into making policy. And that wasn't my job.”
 Jason Fontenet - “I think we got really complacent. We went out and took this team for granted. We didn't get any rebounds or play defense like we did against Arizona. Everyone was more hyped for Arizona because they were ranked. Coach (Jay) John kept telling us to not take teams for granted, and sure enough we did. And we got our butts kicked.”
 George Tenet - “I have analysts in my building who are convinced that that's exactly what they were, ... and analysts with the Defense Intelligence Agency who tell me the opposite.”
 George Tenet - “I'm in the middle of a big debate,”
 George Tenet - “I am greatly saddened by the death of Cord Meyer, a passionate defender of freedom around the world,”
 George Tenet - “another five years to have the kind of clandestine service our country needs.”

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