Then-CIA Director George Tenet wrote: “During the latter part of 1998, I was aggressively seeking additional resources from our government to fight terrorism. Twice, On November 5, 1998, and October 15, 1999, I wrote personal letters to President [Bill] Clinton seeking a major increase in our funding. For the most part I succeeded in annoying the administration…but did not loosen any significant purse strings.”

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Page 107