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OfflineLearyfan
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Bob Woodward's "Plan Of Attack"
    #2605184 - 04/26/04 05:13 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I haven't read this book, of course, but it's fascinating to me. Both left and right are using this book to suit their own agendas.

The White House and Bush supporters like the book because it shows the president in charge at all times(this is good for Bush because so many people think Cheney is the man in charge behind the scenes), but also shows George Tenet convincing Bush that "Operation Iraqi Liberation" would be a "slam dunk"(which takes blame off of Bush).

Anti-Bush folks like the book because it shows that the White House saw 9-11 right away(as in, the day of, or the next day) as a good excuse for invading Iraq(this is bad for Bush because it shows him exploiting 9-11 and not concentrating on Bin Laden).

I'm sure that i've forgotten some of the other reasons why the book is good for both sides. Maybe you could contribute some.

Bob Woodward is an interesting guy. He helped take down one of the 20th Century's worst presidents and he's helping to take down Bush as well. That's pretty damn awesome if you ask me.




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Re: Bob Woodward's "Plan Of Attack" [Re: Learyfan]
    #2605211 - 04/26/04 05:19 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I think the true character of Woodward was best represented in the movie rendition of the Watergate scandal titled "Dick."


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Re: Bob Woodward's "Plan Of Attack" [Re: Learyfan]
    #2605301 - 04/26/04 05:42 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

it' hasn't brought anyone down yet.

as you concede, everyone thinks the book
is great, for their own reasons.

I think it will reinforce the bitterness on the
left and embolden the bush-lovers on the
right.

if you read that transcript that was linked to
in the Prince Bandar thread, Woodward himself
notes how everyone sees what they want in
the book.

surely it's hard for someone such as woodward
to not overtly bite the hand that feeds him. how
much more undadulterated access to the inner
sanctum of the whitehouse will he get if he writes
a flaming critique of Bush?

though, some of the information being presented
here, unrefuted fact, direct quotes and the like,
paint a very grim picture of this administration's
motives if you've got the eyes to see it.


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Re: Bob Woodward's "Plan Of Attack" [Re: afoaf]
    #2605336 - 04/26/04 05:50 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

though, some of the information being presented
here, unrefuted fact, direct quotes and the like,
paint a very grim picture of this administration's
motives if you've got the eyes to see it.




Exactly.

The fact that the Bush's started talking about using 9-11 to invade Iraq on September 12th is very disturbing to me.





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Re: Bob Woodward's "Plan Of Attack" [Re: Learyfan]
    #2605534 - 04/26/04 06:27 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I, for one, haven't heard of many right-wingers endorsing the book.


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Re: Bob Woodward's "Plan Of Attack" [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #2605562 - 04/26/04 06:33 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I've heard The Bush's endorse it on the White House website. Don't know how true that is, but I believe I heard that.




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Re: Bob Woodward's "Plan Of Attack" [Re: Learyfan]
    #2607295 - 04/27/04 06:19 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Both left and right are using this book to suit their own agendas.

That's usually a good indication that the book is a fair representation of the decision making process leading to war. I plan on buying a copy when it comes out in paperback.


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