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Posted on 09/22/2010 8:05:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
White House: New Woodward book shows 'decisive' president By Sam Youngman - 09/22/10 10:23 AM ET
The White House says the new book by famed Washington journalist Bob Woodward, "Obama's Wars," paints a picture of an "analytical, strategic and decisive" wartime president and "does not reveal anything new" about the administration's war strategy.
After excerpts of Woodward's book containing explosive revelations appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post late Tuesday night, a senior administration official responded that the full picture is one of a president asking hard questions to make difficult decisions about Afghanistan not simply a White House badly divided over strategy.
While the early previews of the book, due out on Monday, focus on intense infighting among Obama's national security team in the lead-up to the president's decision on a strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the official said "the debates in the book are well-known because the policy review process was covered so exhaustively."
"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 said.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Without the book, I already know that he is decisively ignorant.
It’s easy to be “decisive” when you don’t really care, don’t have anything invested in the outcome and just want to get back on the golf course.
LOL...if only we could harness the spin out of this lying White House we could produce enough energy for the East Coast.
“We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger.” Barrack Hussein Obama 2010
And how long did it take him to “decisively” decide what to do in Afghanistan???? Months!
They are not disavowing it. There is lot already revealed that make him and his minions look like idiots.
Woodward’s hymnal for the choir!
He does everything that Woodward exposed against Nixon with his Chicago thuggery, but Woodward's all about the kneepads now.
Woodward’s not a fool - this is somewhat encouraging... or maybe just ‘not as hopeless’...
Real decisive......uhm, er, uhhh let me clear um, uh I uh ahem um me uhh, errr,
The book also shows that Mr. Obama is also a superb community organizer.
That’s my secret dream, you know - to go out and organize communities full of felons.
Gosh, what fun!
He is decisively wrong on almost all occasions.
Hitler, Pol Pot and Stalin were all decisive as well.
[Godwin’s law duly noted]
To state the obvious, the propagandizing Leftist shill Wooodward, is damaged goods.
Where was super journalist, Mr. “All the Presidents Men” during the overtly criminal Clinton administration?
Ahh, I see Woodward has finally moved into the fiction genre!
What do u expect from a journOlist who did everything to embarrass GOP presidents but lick the boots of every Dem president? I can read a one page article about this so-called decisive president at the nutty daily kos.
You sure he didn’t mean to say “divisive”?
Vintage David Axelrod.