Key Scene in ABC's 9/11 Docudrama is a LIE - CIA Director George Tenet
George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and former United States Director of Central Intelligence. He submitted his resignation to the President on June 3, 2004, citing "personal reasons". He served as CIA Director from July 11, 1997 to July 11, 2004, when his deputy director, John E. McLaughlin became acting Director. He was one of the longest serving Directors of the Agency.
ABC/Limbaugh Version (via ThinkProgress):
On September 10 and 11, ABC is planning to air a "docudrama" called Path to 9/11, billed by writer Cyrus Nowrasteh as "an objective telling of the events of 9/11."
The first night of Path to 9/11 has a dramatic scene where former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger refuses to give the order to the CIA to take out bin Laden — even though CIA agents, along with the Northern Alliance, have his house surrounded.
Rush Limbaugh, who refers to Nowrasteh as "a friend of mine," reviews the action:
So the CIA, the Northern Alliance, surrounding a house where bin Laden is in Afghanistan, they're on the verge of capturing, but they need final approval from the Clinton administration in order to proceed.
So they phoned Washington. They phoned the White House. Clinton and his senior staff refused to give authorization for the capture of bin Laden because they're afraid of political fallout if the mission should go wrong, and if civilians were harmed...Now, the CIA agent in this is portrayed as being astonished. "Are you kidding?" He asked Berger over and over, "Is this really what you guys want?"
Berger then doesn't answer after giving his first admonition, "You guys go in on your own. If you go in we're not sanctioning this, we're not approving this," and Berger just hangs up on the agent after not answering any of his questions.