Bob Woodward

“Obama’s Wars”: The Real Story Bob Woodward Won’t Tell

By Russ Baker on September 30, 2010

Just one year before the publication of “Obama’s Wars,” Bob Woodward became a player in his own book-in-progress. He morphed into his true identity: Warrior Bob. Actually, there’s an even deeper persona, Agent Woodward — but we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

In June of 2009, Woodward traveled to Afghanistan with General Jim Jones, President Obama’s National Security adviser, to meet with General Stanley McChrystal, then the commander of forces there. Why did Jones allow this journalist to accompany him? Because Jones knew that Woodward could be counted on to deliver the company line — the military line. In fact, Jones was essentially Woodward’s patron.

The New Republic’s Gabriel Sherman wrote at the time that

Olbermann rips Liz Cheney for her father’s ‘dereliction’ on 9/11

Olbermann rips Liz Cheney for her father’s ‘dereliction’ on 9/11 By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 -- 3:49 pm

On MSNBC's Countdown Wednesday, Keith Olbermann slammed Liz Cheney for claiming President Barack Obama is "unwilling or unable" to keep the nation safe, noting that her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and former President George W. Bush, were unable to prevent the September 11th attacks.

Cheney's statement is in response to a claim made in Bob Woodward's recently published book that Obama told him America "can absorb a terrorist attack."

"Americans expect our president to do everything possible to defend the nation from attack," writes Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and Chairman of Keep America Safe.

Eric Alterman writes about State of Denial 9/11 info and Philip Zelikow.

Here is some interesting writing by Eric Alterman that asks some key questions regarding 9/11. The piece covers the new pre-9/11 revelations in Bob Woodward's book State of Denial as well as Philip Zelikow's connections to Condi Rice and George W. Bush.

Protecting the Patsies

Watergate-fame reporter Bob Woodward reveals in a new book that Don Rumsfeld impeded efforts to get Bin Laden, Condie Rice "brushed off" warnings of impending attacks 2 months before 9/11, and CIA director George Tenet could tell that "this is going to be the big one", and yet no one wanted to talk about it.

Why? The response from the administration will be that people thought the threats were fake or unverified, or that there was too much "chatter", so that the real signs of impending attack got lost among the noise.

But the truth may be different. Governments carrying out false flag operations have to protect their patsies (just as many of the supposed 9/11 hijackers were on terrorist watch lists, or living on military bases, or sharing rooms with FBI informants, but were still left to run around all over the country unimpeded).

And when a false flag operation relies on a massive, orchestrated stand down, it is necessary to act too distracted to listen to any advance warnings.