Jun 03 2004

SHELBY STATEMENT ON TENET RESIGNATION

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, had the following statement regarding George Tenet’s resignation as Director of the CIA:

“Director Tenet’s resignation is long overdue. There were more failures of intelligence on his watch as Director of the CIA than any other DCI in our history. I have long felt that, while an honorable man, he lacked the critical leadership necessary for our intelligence community to effectively operate, particularly in the post 9/11 world.”

“His resignation presents an opportunity for the intelligence community to undergo the structural reforms critical to our national security that I have long advocated, such as a Director of National Intelligence and improved intelligence sharing and integration.”