Hayden Admits Misstep over CIA Destroyed Tapes

The former director wants another chance at handling the bumbled reaction.

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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden wants another chance at handling the agency's bumbling reaction to destroying terrorist interrogation tapes. He now says he should have figured it would be a bigger story than he expected in early 2009

"I think inherently it isn't as big a deal as it has been made out to be, but I should have been more sensitive that people would have made it as big a deal as they did," he says in an interview posted on the CIA website. "That was a misstep on my part."

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