White House's IOC Intel Failure: Olympic Victory Was Supposed to be Foregone Conclusion

by Benjamin Domenech on 10:28 pm October 4, 2009

“The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts,” said Valerie Jarrett. “The message was that … a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference.” Hope it’s not the same guy who’s on Ahmadinejad.

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