Letters to the Editor

'The real error'

George Tenet, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, feels that he has been maligned by the Bush administration when it used his "It's a slam-dunk" statement regarding Saddam Hussein's weapons capabilities as a "tipping point" in determining to attack Iraq.

The CIA is charged with the sole responsibility to gather and analyze international intelligence and to report its findings to the administration. So, who should the Bush administration have relied upon for this analysis, the Parent Teachers Association? Perhaps the real error on the part of the Bush administration was to keep the Clinton appointee in place and allow the befuddled agency to muddle on with devastatingly severe consequences.

Don Grafton