Skip to comments.Secret killing program is key in Iraq, Woodward says
Posted on 09/09/2008 1:09:28 PM PDT by fontoon
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward. Bob Woodward on Larry King Live Bob Woodward's book, "The War Within: Secret White House History 2006-2008," came out Monday. The program -- which Woodward compares to the World War II era Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb -- must remain secret for now or it would "get people killed," Woodward said Monday on CNN's Larry King Live. "It is a wonderful example of American ingenuity solving a problem in war, as we often have," Woodward said. In "The War Within: Secret White House History 2006-2008," Woodward disclosed the existence of secret operational capabilities developed by the military to locate, target and kill leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgent leaders. National security adviser Stephen Hadley, in a written statement reacting to Woodward's book, acknowledged the new strategy. Yet he disputed Woodward's conclusion that the "surge" of 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq was not the primary reason for the decline in violent attacks. "It was the surge that provided more resources and a security context to support newly developed techniques and operations," Hadley wrote. Woodward, associate editor of the Washington Post, wrote that along with the surge and the
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And the problem is....?
Cause for celebration.
And the problem, at least for Woodward and his ilk, is that the Democrats and other leftists want the US to lose the war in Iraq.
no problem here, i just want to know more
It causes uncertainty and distrust among the bad guys, and also tempts them to move around more, which makes them more vulnerable.
Well Bob, maybe you need to check your will.
Loose Lips Sinks Ships, Boooob!
Let me guess. Woodward interviewed some of the dead to find this out... which is an improvement over when he interviewed the CIA ex-chief who was guarded in a hospital, and in a coma. Face it folks, Woodward is a little wimp who lucked out when “deep throat” revealed all to him. Remove a reliable source and this guy is just about as intellectual as Jimmy Carter.
Shut up, Woodstein. Retire. You would tactically disserve your country during war. Do you know the word for that?
What’s your point?!
Phoenix - resurrected.
Isn’t the war on terror a terrorist killing program in it self?
The new secret weapon is a “Jihadist call,” something like a turkey call. (Remember Gary Cooper in Sgt. York?)
But with a new technology twist.
A special ops guy with a sniper rifle hides while his partner sets off the electronic call, which is that of an imam shouting, “One bit, two bits, three bits, a dollar. All for Osama ben Laden stand up and holler.”
My guess is they rounded up all the JAG types and sent them packing. Then they told the troops to do what they were trained to do.
I’m confused. I thought the objective in war was to kill the enemy.
Bush is a bastard. He’s waging a war and killing the enemy. How dare he kill people whose only problem is that they want to turn the world into a ninth-century Islamic dystopia. No wonder it’s secret. The bastard.
With a traitorously anti-military and anti-American media, I say we let our magnificent military conduct ALL future wars “in secret”.
I trust them infinitely more than talentless, journalist scum, like the hugely over-rated Bob Woodward.
Woodward is basically a Washington DC gossip columnist.
As to secretly killing terrorists - if people don’t want to send ‘em to Gitmo, then we have to do something with them....
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