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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:04 AM
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(Bob) Woodward exposes Bush "secrets"
Source: AP

NEW YORK The name of Bob Woodward's fourth investigative work on the Bush administration has finally been revealed, just three weeks before the book's release.

"The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008" will be published Sept. 8 by Simon & Schuster with an announced first printing of 900,000 copies.

"There has not been such an authoritative and intimate account of presidential decision-making since the Nixon tapes and the Pentagon Papers," Woodward's longtime editor, Alice Mayhew, said Tuesday. "This is the declassification of what went on in secret, behind the scenes."


Read more: http://www.currentargus.com/littleargus/ci_10240753
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:05 AM
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1. Just in time to be years too late
Thanks, Bob. Your "service" to the larger issues of Truth and Freedom will not soon be forgotten.
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:08 AM
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4. How so? Woodward has been on top of this administration for years.
These things take time.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:19 AM
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7. And there's money to be made in writing books
Certainly more money and more teevee time talking at length about one's Very Serious Book than there is in reporting in real time when things are happening. Woodward has, for the past 20 years, been about the Very Serious Business of Advancing Bob Woodward. How might the course of the last five years have gone differently if Bob Woodward had "been on top" of these stories rather than saving them up for a fat advance from Simon & Schuster? Instead, he continues to collect his Washington Post paycheck while hoarding the more salient and pertinent stories for his book. Might "the surge" have been avoided? Might we have seen a significant reduction in troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq had Woodward been writing these reports instead of squirreling them away? How many civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan have died since 2006? How many military? How many of these deaths might not have happened if Woodward had been more concerned with getting this story out when it was going on? Nobody can say for sure, but I'm willing to bet there are quite a number.

And now Bob Woodward gets to go on Larry King and Wolf Blitzer and Charlie Rose (he'll probably avoid Bill Moyers like the plague) so he can be assured by the media luminaries that he's great and wonderful and insightful. Too bad for the dead whose deaths might have been avoided, but Mr. Woodward needed to supplement his income and go on a book tour. But now we'll have some confirmation of things that we know for a fact have been going on for the last several years, so we have that going for us, I suppose.

Books do indeed take time; but reporting, Mr. Woodward's day job, is supposed to bring news to the public at a time when it can do some good. And by that standard, he's a failure. A rich failure, but a failure nonetheless.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:24 AM
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9. Right on, I've been saying this for years. I'm not reading any more of his crap. Day late, dollar
short. The US could have used some of his reporting, but he saved it all up for his book.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 04:02 PM
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26. Don't forget the book gets the 60 Minutes and WP Roll Out
The Washington Post, where Woodward currently serves as an associate editor, will run excerpts on Sept. 7. That night, Woodward will be interviewed on CBS television's "60 Minutes." (Both CBS and Simon & Schuster are owned by Viacom, Inc.)

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92L4M180&show_article=1

Yep, good old Bob makes a ton of money from a book with info he knew that could've gotten Bush and Cheney impeached and perhaps others in this misadministation charged or fired.

Too damn late! Still I will read the book - damn Woodward.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 04:44 PM
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28. If you read the book
Check it out from your local library. At least you won't hate yourself for plunking down good money.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 04:47 PM
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29. I like the idea of reading it while the news is hot
Besides I'll resell it on Amazon - that way Woodward doesn't make a profit from my selling of his book.
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ronnie624 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 11:39 PM
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34. Bravo! Insightful commentary. n/t
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 12:35 PM
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18. Woodward helped burnish Bush's image
and the illegal invasion of Iraq in his first book on Bush. Now he tries to remove the taint that will never wash out.
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heliarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 12:44 PM
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20. Hehe
You said "taint"
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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 02:27 PM
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23. Kelvin, you got that one right. n/t
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Tocque Deville Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:21 PM
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32. Woodward is a tool
He's never broken a story that wasn't fed to him, by sources with agendas.

I wouldn't be surprised if he was a Mockingbird.
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heliarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 12:43 PM
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19. Woodward is a bit complicit.
Don't get me wrong. Information is information, but you need a filter for information that comes from a journalist who has inside NSA and Navy conflicts of interest... He's not the most independent of sources.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 07:39 AM
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35. Oh how I miss Media Whores Online
Oh, I still remember when MWO made Bobby their Whore of the Year. Deservedly so!
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:19 AM
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8. Bob is trying to catch up to all the real investigative reporting.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:06 AM
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2. I'll bet that's gonna leave a mark....
I'm looking forward to reading it.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:06 AM
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3. "Then we had cappuccino, and Commander AWOL told fart jokes." - Woody's new tome
Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 10:13 AM by SpiralHawk
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ProgressiveVoter Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:10 AM
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5. Bob Woodward is a Bush lover...no thanks. Always lame
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:15 AM
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6. Day late and a dollar short
Great 'investigative journalism', Bob. :eyes:
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:26 AM
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10. Ah, Mr Ego strikes again. Has
he looked into Shrub's eyes and seen his soul? Will he tweak our curiosity with another epistle about Georgie?
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:59 AM
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13. He looked into his eyes, and saw the blackness of his soul
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:30 AM
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11. great, the only real news reported in this country any more
comes in the form of books for profit. any helpful info comes out years too late but the authors and publishers sure make a ton of money.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 10:34 AM
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12. another book! books and books and books!
More books on the ins and outs of the Bush administration! More books on the secrets, lies, and abuses of power!

Let me grab my pom-poms and cheer for the latest - and certainly not the last - expos!

Folks still getting rich off Bush Inc!

Bush Inc still getting away with it all






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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 11:36 AM
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14. Bob Woodward brings you everything the CIA wants you to know
(or at least believe) about the White House.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 11:41 AM
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15. Exactly. The CIA needs to burnish their image after sucking Jr's member for the past 7 years. n/t
J
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 12:14 PM
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16. I'm soo impressed
Woodward is a poor writer and a worse journalist. I'll avoid his book and his swarmy teevee appearances.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 12:34 PM
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17. At this point, Bush is invincible
Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 12:38 PM by Kelvin Mace
Nancy "Show me a crime" Pelosi has said he will not be impeached. Woodward could have video of Bush beating a puppy to death with a kitten and Cheney skull-fucking the corpses of children, but Nancy (and the corporate media) would see nothing wrong. In fact, Bush would be praised for adopting strays, and Cheney would be praised for his concern for children.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 12:51 PM
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21. the scenario
book is released
a few of us are angered (but not surprised) by revelations
woodward goes on larry king, olbermann, tweety, faux spews, radio shows
GOPers swarm and change the subject to one of "he only wrote that to sell books"
white house denies everything
couple senators/representatives make a statement

will anything be done? cue the crickets
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 02:50 PM
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25. and Bush heads to Dallas
end of story :-( or maybe not :-)
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 02:09 PM
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22. Still trying to get those glory days back again huh Bob?
Forget it. You lost whatever credibility you had when you put out the starry-eyed man-crush "Bush at War". Nixon laughs at you from the grave for the suck up you have become.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 02:33 PM
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24. What good does it do? We already know they're crooks. Congress does nothing
about it so what good is it if all the truth comes out.

None.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 04:05 PM
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27. More Bush Stenography?
Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 04:06 PM by RamboLiberal
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Woodward has had remarkable cooperation from all levels of the Bush administration, with National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley encouraging top officials to participate.

Administration officials tell Politico that Woodward spent two mornings with President Bush and interviewed Vice President Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and a host of other senior officials.

Woodward has regularly visited the White House, State Department, Pentagon, various intelligence agencies and the private homes of generals and other officials, high and low.

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White House officials say they are optimistic that the book, which the publisher says declassifies the secrets of America's political and military involvement in Iraq, will reflect more favorably on Bush than Woodwards previous volume, State of Denial, which came out in September 2006.

The presidents surge strategy for Iraq, albeit late, has slowed the violence on the ground, and Bush aides believe the book will reflect that.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12631.html
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Terranist Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 09:41 PM
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30. Woodward "I just want money so suck it"
His credo of the past few years.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 09:45 PM
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31. Is this going to be another slobbering tongue-washing like "Smirk At War"?
I hope Bob doesn't get too much face time out of this. The Woodward of 1973 is gone.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 11:36 PM
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33. Our Media Watchdogs At Work
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