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September 01, 2005

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

It seems as though former CIA Director,George Tenet's "hair was on fire" about al-Qaeda back in June of 2001, before his "pants were on fire" about WMDs in Iraq after September 11th.

In the months prior to 9/11, Tenet was so outspoken in warning about
the possibility of an Al-Qaeda attack that he was described by former
White House aide Richard Clarke as having his “hair on fire” when he
briefed national-security adviser Condoleezza Rice in June 2001.

Despite the purported flaming hair, current CIA head, Peter Goss is in the tricky position of having to decide whether to initiate an investigation into his predecessor's pre-9/11 intelligence lapses, given a new top secret report suggesting that some of the folks in the intelligence community have some splainin' to do.