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New Woodward Book Says What Else? Bush Lied (Again and Again)

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 2nd, 2006 3:23 pm by HL

White House in crisis over ‘Iraq lies’ claims

Guardian U.K.
me lie, no wayIn the TV interview Woodward accuses Bush of keeping the real situation in Iraq secret from the American public and playing down the true level of violence. ‘There’s public [information] and there’s private. But what did they do with the private? They stamp it secret. No one is supposed to know,’ he says.

His book – State of Denial – is also understood to say Tony Blair was angry at discovering that Washington was keeping key intelligence on Iraq from Britain – even classifying reports based partly on contributions from British operatives as off-limits. In some cases, British personnel flying US planes in Iraq were denied access to pilots’ manuals, the book reportedly alleges. Downing Street denied to comment last night.

Woodward’s book says that insurgent attacks in Iraq are now running at a rate of about four an hour and that officials believe the situation will get worse next year. That allegation is particularly damaging to the administration, which has staked its reputation in mid-term Congressional elections on its ability to win the war. It also flies in the face of regular Republican claims that the situation in Iraq is improving.

Video: Dan Bartlett Attempts Damage Control for Woodard’s Book

Crooks and Liars
White House in Full Damage Control: White House Counselor and close Bush-confidant, Dan Bartlett, was on This Week w/ George Stephanopolous in full damage control. George touches on every significant story in the news and Bartlett had a response for each and every one: On State of Denial: Woodward was biased, came to pre-conceived conclusions and “didn’t connect his own dots”. Apparently his books are worth buying/reading when he sucks up to the administration but when it comes to being critical, he’s biased.

H.L.s Take:
Bush Lied about Iraq??? I’ll be damned.

5 Responses to “New Woodward Book Says What Else? Bush Lied (Again and Again)”

  1. Buck Says:

    Woodward thinks he is another time. He wants to bring down him another. So bad he can taste it. Yall go ahead and cheer Woodward. I think he is going to crash and burn!.

  2. Bill Says:

    Wait a minute didn’t the first two books that Woodward praise Bush and now his third one is bashing him. Well gee I wish Woodward would make up his mind, does he like Bush or not.

  3. HL Says:

    Thats right, I wondered why the guy who brought down Nixon was now suddenly a member of the Bush asslickers club. (almost all of the Mainstream Media) Now I’m thinking he got close to Bush to get his confidence so he could get on the inside and get all the good info.

  4. I hate me for my freedoms Says:

    Woodward became something of a bookselling whore. “Shallow Throat” withheld information about the Scooter Libby case from his newspaper columns (and the authorities) so that he could sell the inside information in his up and coming book. His first “Bush at War” book reads like Mount Olympus in Greek Mythology. Like Bernard McGuirk says, everything is about a book with this guy. He’s another in a long line of journalists who has forgotten who he is supposed to please. His job is to write down what people do and say and report to his daily readers, not play another phony “insider” memoir stenographer to the bookbuying demographic of the day.

  5. sfliberal Says:

    In Woodward’s defense, I remember after I finished reading “Plan of Attack” that Bush was a very dangerous man to be President, and I think Woodward meant to leave that impression. Bush came across as someone who doesn’t want to understand the details, doesn’t really care to hear other opinions once he has made up his mind, is religious to the point of thinking that he is God’s chosen vessel, places undue trust in those he surrounds himself with, and all in all is not very bright. I told this to several friends at that time after reading Woodward’s book and I thought he painted a very clear picture that this was the case. The new book now shows the results of this type of personality being responsible for starting and then conducting a war. If things are going right then these characteristics come across as strength but when things go wrong, they can cause him to lead the nation over a cliff, which is what I’m afraid he is doing.