Skip to comments.David Boren and George Tenet (Oklahoma, University, Norman, OK)
Posted on 10/05/2005 11:00:40 AM PDT by fishtank
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OU President David Boren Is the Mentor of George Tenet David Boren has been president of the University of Oklahoma since 1994, the year of his resignation from the U.S. Senate. He had been Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and in 1987 appointed George Tenet (photo at left) to be its chief of staff. This appointment launched Tenet on the career path which led to his being named CIA director in 1997. Columnist John Curtis discloses the fact that Tenet had no military, criminal justice, or spy experience when Boren gave him his job.
Boren and Tenet Helped Politicize and Corrupt the CIA
In 1991 Boren and Tenet helped politicize and corrupt the analytical division of the CIA by assisting in the process of pushing through the appointment of Robert Gates as director. Details are available in this article by Robert Parry of the Consortium for Independent Journalism. Gates was an anti-Soviet hardliner who earlier had helped the Reagan administration falsify information in its propaganda war against the Soviet Union. Tenet has been totally comfortable with a politicized CIA he and Boren helped create -- one which will slant intelligence to suit political objectives.
Author Bill Gertz on Tenet's Lack of Qualifications
Bill Gertz is the author of Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11. 4 He agrees with John Curtis that Tenet had no background qualifying him for intelligence work. On page 58 he writes that in 1995 Tenet "became deputy director of Central Intelligence despite never having received training as a professional intelligence officer."
Boren and Tenet have remained on very close terms. During the ceremony when he was sworn in, Tenet expressed deep gratitude to Boren. In January 2001 Boren called the newly inaugurated George Bush and persuaded him to keep Tenet as CIA director. Time reported that Tenet and Boren were having a "leisurely breakfast" together in a Washington hotel on the morning of the 9/11 attack. In May 2003, Tenet was the commencement speaker at OU's graduation ceremony.
Boren's Presidential Ambitions
Boren (photo at right) continues to aspire to high national office. His father Lyle, a U.S. Congressman in the 30s and 40s, taught him to have the ambition of growing up to be President of the USA. 5 Boren, a Yale graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was a U.S. Senator from 1979 until his 1994 resignation, which followed allegations of sexual misconduct. Since leaving the Senate he has continued to act like a politician. During his period of employment at OU he has frequently been on TV during the half-times of football games. Boren was on a PBS broadcast speaking about security matters after the 9/11 attack. Over the years he has hosted numerous political celebrities to give speeches at OU. They typically sing his praises and then collect their generous honoraria. These have included Joe Lieberman, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, and Desmond Tutu. The OU website boasts:
Over the past few years, guests have included Henry Kissinger, five former CIA directors, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, General Colin Powell, former President George Bush, Bob Dole, George Mitchell, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, the ambassadors of China, Russia, Mexico, Britain, Australia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and many others. Several of the sessions have been broadcast live on C-SPAN.
Within the Reform Party there was a committee to draft Boren as its Presidential candidate for 2000. Success in the planning of a sting operation to overwhelm a terrorist hijacking attempt would have been a perfect event in the service of his ambitions for high national office. For more evidence of Boren's presidential ambitions, see the politics1.com website
"I think my nose will grow about this much with every additional lie I tell about the OU jiha....I mean, suicide bombing."
Very, very interesting! (With the obligatory pseudo German accent)
Thanks for the ping.
*sigh* How much more before the media finally picks up on this? I still say if he'd been 100 yards from an abortion clinic or a mosque instead of a football stadium, the media would be all over this like stink on ****.
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More things that make you go DUDE!
Oklahoma Students Cleared in Hate Crime
Fall 2001: David Boren's Peculiar Relationship to a
Pakistani Student Accused of Anthrax Threat
by Christopher Chow
Chance Shipman returned to class on January 14th for the first time since the University of Oklahoma forced him to withdraw last September. The administration had accused Shipman, a wrestler at the school, and his friend Gary Frizzell of committing what OU described as a "hate crime" assault against Pakistani student Mohammad Yaseen Haider. Haider has since been charged with sending anthrax threats.
Two days after the incident, University President David Boren announced that after speaking with Haider, he had decided to remove Shipman and was bringing student code violation charges against Frizzell.
Boren even gave Haider a work-study job at Parkview Apartments.
Another interesting link:
On second thoughts, there is a lot of stuff on the entire blog. Ping going out to full list right away. Thanks again Lizarde.
Please check this site: http://www.tapscottscopydesk.blogspot.com/
There are quite a few posts on the Norman bombing on this blog. Check it out.
Thanks for the ping. Thanks also to PhiKapMom and Lizarde, you'll have been busy.
"Hinrichs joined the Triangle engineering fraternity at OU but soon thereafter dropped out for a year, then took up residence in the university owned apartment complex known as "Little Tehran" in Norman rather than returning to the Triangle house."
Wow, I urge everyone to check out both links that maggief posted above in post 27. Great find maggie.
Thanks for the ping. Great site!
This was an interesting headline:
"Big 12 Officials Teleconferenced on Stadium Security Measures After OU Bombing"
I wonder if Hindrich's PAKI roomate that works for the OU ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT took part in the 'meeting' after the friggin FBI LET HIM GO?! Geez..(rolling eyes)
Thanks for this.
Thanks for the ping. Fascinating site with incredible details. Wonder where Tapscott gets his info. He seems to be a very well informed insider.
I have more FR links for you. Would you be interested in adding them to the consolidated list? TIA.
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