Tenet Resigns As CIA Director

06-02-04 - (Washington-AP) -- George Tenet says he did it for his family -- "nothing more and nothing less." Tenet has announced his resignation as C-I-A director, effective next month. President Bush got the news last night, and today called Tenet a "strong leader" who did a "superb" job for the nation.
Tenet's seven years in office were marked by sharp criticism
over intelligence lapses surrounding Nine-Eleven and Iraq. While
the announcement was a surprise, he had not been expected to stay
in the job much longer. A C-I-A official who asked not to be identified says Tenet told agency workers today that he was immensely proud that the spy agency is stronger now than when he took over seven years ago.
Tenet's deputy will move up to acting director until a successor
is named.


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