Skip to comments.BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing (on CNN)
Posted on 02/27/2013 4:17:16 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting.
Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.
The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.
"Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said on MSNBC.
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Woodward: Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying Oh, by the way, I cant do this because of some budget document? Or George W. Bush saying, You know, Im not going to invade Iraq because I cant get the aircraft carriers I need or even Bill Clinton saying, You know, Im not going to attack Saddam Husseins intelligence headquarters, as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document? Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I cant do what I need to do to protect the country. Thats a kind of madness that I havent seen in a long time.
0-Bot scum. Good for Bob Woodword!!!! Other libs should start figuring out that JugEars is out of control and in full lie mode ...all the time
At the very, very least, old Bob had best be sure his income taxes are 110% correct and he hasn't been *riding dirty* anywhere................Just saying.
Well... I like to win my predictions, so I leave myself just a tiny bit of margin.
Woodward was smart to make this claim to the public. It makes his demise less convenient for the King.
Makes no difference. In this white house, things happen (gremlins?) and no one is responsible. Sort of like Donna (aka "Rio") Brazille today saying she has no clue why here health care premium went up
The White Hut Mafia threatens? Is anyone surprised? It’s SOP.
You bet this is a big deal. It's called a threat. I'm sure Woodward has taken additional action to protect himself.
Careful, or you might end up like Bill Gwatney
I think he really is in danger. In the People’s Republic of Obamastan, it is dangerous to write against the government.
Time to name names, Bob.
Where’d you catch that perch and what were you using for bait?
I wonder when they'll realize that Obama's boys were running a secret war out of the White House basement, with weapons routed from Benghazi to rebels in Syria, a la Oliver North and Iran-Contra. And I wonder what they'll say when they realize it.
Can anyone imagine if a senior Nixon white house staffer threatened Bob Woodward? Why the hiding of the name? Tell us the name and what he said Bob.
Woodward sounded shaken/ nervous during the Blitzer interview.
I’m wondering if Hannity will get Woodward on to talk about it and name the name. Hannity has Woodward as a guest a few times lately, trying to show Woodward the light.