Woodward didn’t mention Nixon, who, by his logic, would have to be the president he most admires.
So Obama’s “kill lists,” Libya invasion and NDAA (and plenty else that has the ghost of Richard Nixon smiling) aren’t tough enough to suit Bob Woodward, co-hero of the Watergate story.
This towering journalist sounds weirdly like a CIA hard-liner…
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 03:37 PM EST
Bob Woodward demands law-ignoring, mind-controlling presidential leadership
Washington’s most respected reporter is embarrassing himself in his sequester showdown comments
By Alex Pareene
Bob Woodward rocked Washington this weekend with an editorial that hammered President Obama for inventing “the sequester” and then being rude enough to ask that Congress not make us have the sequester. Woodward went on “Morning Joe” this morning, and he continued his brutal assault:
“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 Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document?” Woodward added. “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 can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.”