Monday night on "Tucker," retired CIA officer and truthout.org contributor Ray McGovern talks about George Tenet and the case that was made for WMD and Iraq. When Tucker turns the topic to the forged Niger documents, McGovern takes the discussion in a whole new direction. I don't think Tucker was ready for this...
Tucker:"That memo came from abroad."
McGovern:"Some of it came from abroad, but you know if you trace the memo back and see the characters who are involved, it's my appreciation that the memo leads right back to the doorstep of the Vice President of the United States."
Tucker: "So the Vice President you believe forged, now if the Vice President was behind that forgery, don't you think he would have done a better job?"
McGovern: "I don't think he and Lynn, you know, sat down and did it. I think they farmed it out to a cottage industry of former intelligence agents that did a rather amateurish job."
Who can forget McGovern punking Donald Rumsfeld in Atlanta almost one year ago to the day? The timing is astounding considering the reinvigorated debate about pre-war intelligence prompted by Tenet's new book; the same thing McGovern slams Rummy for.
(big thanks to Silent Patriot for his assistance.)