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ABC News: White House Reacts to Woodward Book
ABC News ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 09/22/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A senior administration official who read the book says "the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role."

The official says of the descriptions of the infighting in the book that "the debates in the book are well known because the policy review process was covered so exhaustively."

White House officials are still matching New York Times excerpts with anecdotes in the book but one says not all the quoting is fair, especially Vice President Biden saying Holbrooke is “the most egotistical bastard I’ve ever met.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


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1 posted on 09/22/2010 6:26:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Spin begins....


2 posted on 09/22/2010 6:28:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Yep. Axelrod in overdrive.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 6:29:40 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A senior administration official who read the book says "the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role."


4 posted on 09/22/2010 6:29:51 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The leaked details are both juicy and devastating. I would hold my fire for a bit though, given the current state of this author’s credibility. At least until we find out who he interviewed, and whether they were in a coma at the time.


5 posted on 09/22/2010 6:29:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AppyPappy

Spin is what this administration does “best”...in their own eyes.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 6:30:10 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m suprised the Obama people let this guy anywhere near the West Wing.


7 posted on 09/22/2010 6:30:35 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AppyPappy

They spin faster than the norns themselves.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 6:30:49 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (Pablo is very whiney)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the White House feels a need to react this quickly to a book that isn’t even out yet (even the first reviews are just being published today), it’s safe to say they’re worried.

Which means I’m suddenly very interested in Woodward’s book ....


9 posted on 09/22/2010 6:31:41 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t care if Woodward is writing about Obama... Woodward writes crap.


10 posted on 09/22/2010 6:33:47 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: AU72
I’m suprised the Obama people let this guy anywhere near the West Wing.

Who says they did?

11 posted on 09/22/2010 6:34:24 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

VP Bite Me is right on Holbrooke!! What a POMPOUS ASS!!


12 posted on 09/22/2010 6:34:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Good point. ;-)


13 posted on 09/22/2010 6:36:08 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Liz; hoosiermama; onyx; penelopesire; STARWISE; SE Mom

“the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role.”

Ax, the spinmeister, has outdone himself.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 6:36:37 AM PDT by maggief
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To: canuck_conservative

From what I’m hearing in the news this morning, the book is not favorable to the white house. Sounds like it paints a picture of obama obsessed with the next election and completely unconcerned with the troops.


15 posted on 09/22/2010 6:36:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TSgt
A senior administration official who read the book says "the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role."

Axelrod, no doubt; confirming Woodward's assessment. . .

16 posted on 09/22/2010 6:37:50 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
...analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role."

In other words, the classic know-it-all dick.
17 posted on 09/22/2010 6:38:43 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bets this book is a big kiss up by Woodward.

Pray for America


18 posted on 09/22/2010 6:38:51 AM PDT by bray (The Tea Party Manual: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: AppyPappy

The media are like circus dogs doing backflips and jumping through burning hoops... their skills are rote and predictable with not a modicum of intellectual curiosity or critical thinking skills. They struggle to construct a world designed after their own imagination of how it should be, never taking into account the nature of man and man’s creator... they live in fairy-land. If insanity did not infect 1/3rd of American society, they would themselves be straightjacketed.


19 posted on 09/22/2010 6:39:25 AM PDT by dps.inspect (uttox)
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To: cripplecreek

“Sounds like it paints a picture of obama obsessed with the next election and completely unconcerned with the troops.”

Not surprising is it...given Obama’s perennial campaign mode (and his lack of expertise in everything else)?


20 posted on 09/22/2010 6:40:01 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: AU72

I’m not. He’s a flaming liberal who did hit pieces on Nixon and Bush


21 posted on 09/22/2010 6:40:01 AM PDT by fml
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To: maggief

LOL..love the way Tapper tee’d it up too:
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* Gen. David H. Petraeus tells an aide that he disliked talking with White House senior adviser David Axelrod because he was “a complete spin doctor.”

“A senior administration official who read the book says “the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role.”

LOL!!


22 posted on 09/22/2010 6:40:11 AM PDT by penelopesire ('You are either with us or you are with the marxists')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I cannot wait until we see all of this stuff refuted by someone else. Woodward is part of the Obama disinformation campaign and this was timed to get out right before the November election for a reason.

Woodward’s book is complete garbage.


23 posted on 09/22/2010 6:40:44 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait until the mass book release comes out about Obama and his lack of credentials for qualifying to be elected, who covered it up and who is the ultimate little voice in Obamas head.


24 posted on 09/22/2010 6:40:44 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: SpaceBar

eeeyyyuuup! got that right...


25 posted on 09/22/2010 6:41:19 AM PDT by dps.inspect (uttox)
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To: maggief; Liz; hoosiermama; onyx; penelopesire; STARWISE; SE Mom

“Axelord” is the last person that should have issued the statement.

ROTFLOLOLOL.


26 posted on 09/22/2010 6:41:45 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: dps.inspect

Woodward must have two different books coming out. I caught a bit of the discussion on CNN this morning and it was all about how Obama was brilliant in how he analyzed the situation, and worked so hard at studying the intelligence reports. Switched it to Fox & Friends and they were talking about all the revelations that will embarrass the administration. It didn’t sound like they were talking about the same book.


27 posted on 09/22/2010 6:42:22 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: bray

“Pray for America”

THAT should be the priority of all of our work to bring this great nation back to its roots.


28 posted on 09/22/2010 6:42:26 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Come on folks, this only proves that Woodward is racist.


29 posted on 09/22/2010 6:45:58 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

By all accounts, that seems to be the reaction to the book: Obama’s decisions are shaped solely by how they may affect elections.


30 posted on 09/22/2010 6:50:05 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Unlike when woodward wrote his book on Bush... abc and stuffoneupyourbutticus were in full spin cycle protecting obama. We need to pass a Federal TRUTH in News law... one must have a warning that the content is for entertainment purposes only if the news outlet deviates from the truth.

LLS

31 posted on 09/22/2010 6:52:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: bray

Regarding your call to pray for this nation...
Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VUo8OuFaiI


32 posted on 09/22/2010 6:52:44 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: carton253
woodward is writing about the crappiest crap you have ever read being written about.

LLS

33 posted on 09/22/2010 6:53:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Go ahead, Obama. Fire everybody.


34 posted on 09/22/2010 6:56:41 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL OR REBEL! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is surrendering in Afghanistan. He doesn’t care about the terror attacks that will happen against us because of that because “WE CAN ABSORB IT”!

Obama rejected everything that the generals told him, then cam up with a 6 plan surrender plan of his own.


35 posted on 09/22/2010 7:00:15 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: Siegfried X

This is a much more complete article.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/21/AR2010092106706.html?hpid=topnews


36 posted on 09/22/2010 7:01:39 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: truthandlife
I watched the abc segment this morning and this book is devastating to obama... and the contents and quotes read by stuffoneupyourbutticus makes the "dear leader look good” crap... just spin.

LLS

37 posted on 09/22/2010 7:03:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: AppyPappy

“Do not panic! All is well!


38 posted on 09/22/2010 7:03:50 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: TSgt

The President has a broad view of getting the Hell out of Afghanistan so that the leftist Democratic base doesn’t turn on him.


39 posted on 09/22/2010 7:05:13 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
cnn was quoting the Whitehut spin machine's take... Fox quoted the book.

LLS

40 posted on 09/22/2010 7:05:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: popdonnelly

Cut and run, what else would one expect from a community organizer who has never served?

Just when I think I can’t possibly hate this POTUS more than I do, he says or does something to turn up my hate volume.


41 posted on 09/22/2010 7:11:05 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role."

Like for example when Mexico became Mexico?

42 posted on 09/22/2010 7:13:33 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Afghanistan is becoming Vietnam all over again. And we will live for the next couple of decades with the bad consequences.

If the Taliban and Al Qaeda aren’t the enemies of freedom and humanity, then who is?


43 posted on 09/22/2010 7:15:13 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: UCANSEE2
They did. . .and supposedly the reason is; these people want to give their story 'first hand' and not have it written third hand and have it be fashioned even more to their disliking. Easier to protest as well; that they were taken 'out of context'. And of course, there are certainly those, who want Obama's inside MO known.

Knowing Woodward's Leftist favortism; would bet, that some of the worst, was not printed; and some of the bad; was made less so. What is left, is probably a 'stretch' of kindness, despite the unflattering revelations.

44 posted on 09/22/2010 7:28:55 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just in time for Christmas!!!

Although to the Democrat Party, everyday is Christmas.


45 posted on 09/22/2010 7:46:36 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Marxism has failed everywhere it's been tried. Just look at the Democrat Party.)
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To: onyx

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the CIC making decisions about troop deplyment based on whether or not his party faithful will desert him in the next election cycle. Bastard.

from the review:

While Obama ultimately rejected the alternative plan, the book says, he set a withdrawal timetable because, “I can’t lose the whole Democratic Party.”


46 posted on 09/22/2010 7:58:15 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I know.

Every death is on his hands.


47 posted on 09/22/2010 8:00:07 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"What did you tell Woodward about ME?!?! Here's another WAR for you to fight, numbnuts!"


48 posted on 09/22/2010 8:04:14 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: onyx; SE Mom; penelopesire; STARWISE
All of those promoting the book as positive will just encourage his base to read it....THEN they will be influenced by the negative things FOX is reporting.....Can't see that in the long run it will turn out POSitive for the POS.
49 posted on 09/22/2010 8:23:13 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: maggief; onyx; Liz; penelopesire; SE Mom; hoosiermama; potlatch; devolve; All

Any face in this marxist regime can be substituted for Axelbrain, pot, devolve and all.

50 posted on 09/22/2010 9:14:17 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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