though i find this man shameful, i definitely will be reading this one... perhaps Powell will be next to reveal what most of us suspect, we can only hope... Long a Target Over Faulty Iraq Intelligence, Ex-C.I.A. Chief Prepares to Return Fire By MARK MAZZETTI and JULIE BOSMAN Published: February 13, 2007 WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 _ ‚ÄĒ For the past two years, George J. Tenet has maintained a determined silence even as senior White House officials have laid the blame for the prewar mistakes about Saddam Hussein on him. But now Mr. Tenet, the nation‚Äôs former spy chief, is preparing to return fire. Mr. Tenet was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom at a grand White House ceremony in December 2004, after stepping down as director of central intelligence, only to have Vice President Dick Cheney appear on ‚ÄúMeet the Press‚ÄĚ 21 months later and pin the mistake about the Iraq intelligence squarely on him. Now, as he races to complete a memoir due out this spring, the talk in Washington has turned to how Mr. Tenet, known for fierce loyalty and political survival instincts that enabled him to weather both Democratic and Republican administrations, will use the book to juggle a host of agendas: polishing his legacy, settling scores and explaining just what he meant when he said it was a ‚Äúslam dunk‚ÄĚ that Mr. Hussein had unconventional weapons. Of course, Mr. Tenet must finish the book first, which has proved to be something of challenge. The book was supposed to hit shelves last week, but Mr. Tenet was still writing as late as last month. The book has also undergone a slow vetting process at the White House and the C.I.A., which reviewed it to ensure it did not contain classified information.