Former CIA Director George Tenet and several other top CIA officials should be held accountable for not taking stronger action against al-Qaida prior to Sept. 11, the CIA’s inspector general recommended in a report released Tuesday. The report, which the CIA tried to withhold, also faulted the agency for its lack of cooperation with the FBI. At least 50 CIA officers knew of intelligence reports in 2000 that two of the Sept. 11 hijackers might have been in the United States, but none notified the FBI.
The report didn’t conclude that there was “a single point of failure” or a “silver bullet” that would have allowed the CIA to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks, the New York Times reported. But it fault the CIA for mismanaging resources devoted to counterterrorism, and it said that Tenet and other named CIA officials “did not discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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