6,230. 12/14/2004

“On December 14, 2004, [President] Bush staged an extraordinary ceremony at the White House to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, to three architects of the Iraq enterprise: [former CIA Director George] Tenet, [former Central Command leader General Tommy] Franks, and [former Coalition Provisional Authority leader Paul] Bremer. …He credited Tenet as being ‘one of the first to recognize and address the threat to America from radical terrorist networks.’ ”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Pages 378-379

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