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Bob Woodward Potrayal of Obama Pleases White House
CBS ^ | September 22, 2010 | Mark Knoller

Posted on 09/22/2010 3:44:14 PM PDT by ColdOne

The new Bob Woodward book portrays President Obama as hard-nosed and demanding in the process of drafting a new U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan last year. And senior White House officials seem pleased by the portrait.

"I think the book portrays a thoughtful, vigorous policy process that led us to a strategy to get us the best chance of achieving our objectives and goals in Afghanistan," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

In an exchange with reporters on Air Force One as Mr. Obama flew to New York for two-and-a-half days of diplomacy at the United Nations, Gibbs said he hope

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; obamaswar; obamaswars; whitehouse

1 posted on 09/22/2010 3:44:18 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Woodward wrote the book exactly the way the White House told him to write it. So of course they are pleased with it.


2 posted on 09/22/2010 3:46:21 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: ColdOne

3 posted on 09/22/2010 3:47:36 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: ColdOne

LIARS!


4 posted on 09/22/2010 3:48:36 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: ColdOne

I read Bob Woodward the same way I read Tom Friedman - i.e. Never!

Old time liberal BS, dressed up to look “non-partisan”. I, for one, ain’t buyin’ it.


5 posted on 09/22/2010 3:49:43 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Uncle Hal

Nah there’s plenty in there they would have changed. They took the approach of giving more access rather than less, so they can’t do much other than look at the bright side.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 3:50:25 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: ColdOne

It makes it look like he is moving to the center, BillyJeff style.


7 posted on 09/22/2010 3:50:55 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: ColdOne

Looks like the beginnings of a mutual tingle down the leg society. Sounds like the crass of the asses, is equal to the tingles of the dingles.

I’m going to be busy all evening trying to figure out which of these two dingles is most deserving of my contempt.

What a couple of dingle-heads.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 3:51:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t trust a thing this bunch in our whitey house says. I think the book, based on the excerpts I have seen today, is not very flattering to dumbo at all and that glibbs is trying to spin the book to discourage reading it. As in, ‘Nothing to see here. Move on citizens, move on.”


9 posted on 09/22/2010 3:52:08 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: ColdOne
What goes up

Must come down

Spinnin wheel

Gotta go round

Talk about yer troubles

Its a cryin sin

Ride a painted pony

Let the spinnin wheels spin . . . . .

10 posted on 09/22/2010 3:52:48 PM PDT by atc23
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To: mojitojoe

OK. Book says Bambi figured we can “absorb” another terrorist hit, even 9/11. That is a “bring it on” challenge to the Mussies. He is just getting US ready to turn other cheek when they ignite a nuke on a high pop area. He also doesn’t mind telling his “base” that he ignored all the (fascist) Generals by setting a definite pull out date and not have victory as a goal in Iraq or Afghanistan. Isn’t that just peachy. Rush, today, showed the number of lies Bambi has told to the people by TOTUS, and chronicled by Woodward, IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE BAMBI LOOK GOOD with his base!! He does not care whe WE think!


11 posted on 09/22/2010 4:00:41 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Bean Counter

That symbol always makes me think “Dairy”. LOL


12 posted on 09/22/2010 4:07:36 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ColdOne

They especially love the part where Obama says a terror attack is no biggie.


13 posted on 09/22/2010 4:10:11 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ColdOne
It doesn't surprise me in the least that Hussein & Friends aren't bothered by the fact that top Generals and Admirals are referring to their civilian "superiors" as "the Politburo".

This lack of concern indicated just how much contempt that they have for this country and her Armed Forces.

14 posted on 09/22/2010 4:16:42 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: ColdOne
Clinton had Monica Lewinski,

Obama has people like Bob Woodward.


15 posted on 09/22/2010 4:20:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And http://www.kiGod granted it - He sent the Obamas.)
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To: ColdOne

I did not know that Bob Woodward wrote fiction!


16 posted on 09/22/2010 4:28:12 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: Uncle Hal

No, this is calculated statement ffrom the White House to run damage control—they know the book makes Obama look like political sleazebag with no convictions.

But Axlerod and company practice “opposite day” when it comes to spin. This is pure manipulation. Say how great the book is, that the President looks decisive etc, and keep saying it. They KNOW most americans won’t even READ it—they wil just keep defying reality and logic and say how great it shows Obama.

This is the biggest slimey group of wastes of oxygen that have ever been controlled the oval office.

They are lowlife bacteria.


17 posted on 09/22/2010 4:30:36 PM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: ColdOne

Is this the Bob Woodward who persecuted Richard Nixon, who wasn’t a fraction as crooked as Lyndon Baines Johnson if crooked at all?


18 posted on 09/22/2010 4:37:25 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Uncle Hal
From the excerpts I heard it is still creepy and frightening.

In the book the Messiah says, as regards the Islamic terrorism, bring it on. ...our nation was stronger after the terrorist attack of 9/11.

Pres. Barack Hussein Obama sounds like he is asking for another major terrorist attack on America. And what does the Messiah mean by the nation being stronger? What we elected the Muslim Keith Ellison to congress in 2006? That we elected the person who bows to Saudi Arabians President in 2008? What does the Messiah think the next major terrorist attack will bring about? Sharia law throughout all of America?

Obama and his creepy remarks!

19 posted on 09/22/2010 4:37:26 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Paperdoll
Is this the Bob Woodward who persecuted Richard Nixon, who wasn’t a fraction as crooked as Lyndon Baines Johnson if crooked at all? I think it is the same one. Goes to show, NO?
20 posted on 09/22/2010 4:44:51 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^))>>>)
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To: ColdOne
Obama to terrified slave/intern/aides: "I don't have time to read this Woodward book, just give me the gist of it."

S/I/A = "It confirms that you are all wise and awesome, Your Awesomeness."

21 posted on 09/22/2010 5:12:14 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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