Letter from President George H.W. Bush
I am sorry not to be there as The Nixon Center honors a truly great man, George Tenet. If there ever was a person who has truly earned The Nixon Center's prestigious Distinguished Service Award, it is our nation's DCI George Tenet.
In these most complicated, dangerous of times, George Tenet is doing a superb job as the President's top Intelligence Officer.
Years ago I was DCI, but the problems our country, the CIA, and the Intelligence Community faced back then are nowhere near as complicated as the problems faced today. Thank heavens we have a man of your honoree's integrity and ability leading our Intelligence Community.
The Nixon Center has indeed chosen well. Please congratulate Director Tenet for me.