Thursday, April 26, 2007

Slam Dunk

Ex-CIA chief says 'slam dunk' misused - 26 Apr 2007 at 9:05pm - WASHINGTON -- When CIA Director George Tenet uttered the now-infamous phrase "slam dunk" at a 2002 White House meeting, he says he was referring broadly to the case that could be made against Saddam Hussein - not his alleged weapons of mass destruction.
I find it believable that Tenet's "slam-dunk" has been misused, abused, and exploited -- why would the person responsible for the intelligence say it supported something he knew it didn't? -- but why wait until now to discuss it? Why didn't he speak up at the time, or at any of the many times it was "misused"? And to what could he have been referring as a case for war, when he said "slam dunk", if not WMDs? He must have known as well anyone in the White House that waging war against an adversary that didn't pose a grave and immediate threat would have been in contradiction to the U.N. charter, a violation of international and U.S. law.


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