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Tenet Remains Popular in Turbulent Times

George Tenet has presided over the two biggest U.S. intelligence failures since Pearl Harbor -- the Sept. 11 attacks and the flawed Iraq weapons assessments. Now, another scandal over intelligence is engulfing Washington -- the prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib outside Baghdad. But the CIA director has a talent for remaining above the fray -- and remaining one of the most popular men in Washington in the process. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports.

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Mary Louise Kelly is a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.