Another brilliant Republican(motto: we could teach the French a thing or two about pre-emptive surrender!)analysis!
No kidding! RAT George Tenet was the worst offender. Is there any possiblity he did this whole admission thing ... on his own (perhaps with encouragement from his old boss) ... without the Prez and his Brain Trust signing off? And once having done so, they are uncertain how to deal with him, so wedded to their bi-partisanship insanity as they are?
I am convinced that Hillary will be running in '04 now for sure, and that it was primarily due to this huge political blunder by GWB and his inner circle. He could have FIRED Tenet promptly. Showed some guts. I can't imagine that this crowd did it deliberately, as I sure don't think they would want to be up against the Clinton's head-on again. Even Limbaugh is making noises now reversing his prognostications, admitting the possibility of Hillary in '04.