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Opening Arguments

Fightin' words

From a review of Bob Woodward's "Bush at War":

The relationship between Powell and Rumsfeld (and to a lesser degree Powell and Cheney) is often strained, exposing their differences regarding how to deal with Iraq and whether coalition building or unilateralism is most appropriate.

From a news story about Woodward's newest book, "Obama's Wars":

The Obama presidency is hobbled by discord and mutual contempt among its senior policy-makers and top generals according to a new book which is likely to damage the administration in November's congressional elections and undermine its efforts in Afghanistan.

Woodward may not be the most incisive analyst ever to come around, but when he finds something he likes, he sticks with it. Leaders disagree about war policy! Well, stop the damn presses, and get me rewrite on the phone. Have we ever had any war over which those prosecuting it hve not had major disagreements? Wouldn't it be worrisome if they didn't agrue about it?


Wed, 09/22/2010 - 2:06pm

What's with the hostility? Woodward hurt a friend of yours? Oh yeah, him.
Also, Woodward sells a lot of books. I admit, I'm jealous.