Woodward, Tenet Form Perfect Storm of Ego

Whine over who wronged whom
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2007 7:23 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Once upon a time, former CIA director George Tenet and superstar political reporter Bob Woodward were friendly, but now they're locked in an ego battle too degrading to produce any winners. The New Yorker this month gives each space to snipe at the other and explores what the whinefest means for their careers.

Tenet uses his new book, At the Center of the Storm, to attack a story that broke in Woodward's Plan of Attack, which said Tenet called Iraq a "slam dunk." Woodward's review of Tenet's book criticizes his CIA tenure, and in this interview he implied that Tenet lacked the courage to prevent 9/11. (Read more George Tenet stories.)