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Woodward: Bush Covering Up Iraq Violence

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Posted on Sep 28, 2006
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“60 Minutes” will air an interview of Bob Woodward this Sunday.

In his new book, “State of Denial,” Bob Woodward reports that Iraqi insurgents attack our troops over 100 times per day—far more than what Bush has disclosed publicly. Also: Key intelligence predicts the situation will deteriorate in 2007 before getting better. (“60 Minutes” will air a Woodward interview this Sunday.)

Yes, we know Woodward frequently acts as a White House stenographer, but he also surfaces real game-changing news.


CBS:

Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward tells Mike Wallace that the Bush administration has not told the truth regarding the level of violence, especially against U.S. troops, in Iraq. He also reveals key intelligence that predicts the insurgency will grow worse next year.

In Wallaces interview with Woodward, to be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, the rpeorter also claims that Henry Kissenger is among those advising Mr. Bush.

According to Woodward, insurgent attacks against coalition troops occur, on average, every 15 minutes, a shocking fact the administration has kept secret. “It’s getting to the point now where there are eight-, nine-hundred attacks a week. That’s more than 100 a day. That is four an hour attacking our forces,” says Woodward.

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By Allan Kane, October 1, 2006 at 3:44 pm Link to this comment
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Good old Bob Woodward
Was Nixon not enough?
You gotta go for Georgie?
Well, he shouldn’t be so tough

He’s already wobblin’
And ready now to fall
In a state of denial
It’s hardly tough to call

I see that Colin Powell
is also steaming in
Showing the rigid stupidity
The state that Georgie’s in

You really have to wonder
Just how many people have to say?
That Georgie’s incompetent
Before the truth’s here to stay?

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By Mark Walrus, September 30, 2006 at 2:45 am Link to this comment
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“that Henry Kissinger has been advising Bush about Iraq” is bad news for almost any Vietnam Veteran. It was Kissinger during his negotiations at Paris 1975
who worked out with North Vietnam those conditions of an exit strategy which ended in a chaotic situation.

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By Kurt Munroe, September 29, 2006 at 8:12 pm Link to this comment
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We get varied news on the situation in Iraq, but I am very interested in opinion polls on the military population there. What is THEIR assessment of the situation on the groud? This is also news that would be of interest to Americans.

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By ed pefferman, September 29, 2006 at 8:36 am Link to this comment
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Bush say’s that the Iraq War will only “be a comma in history”, Cheney say’s knowing what he now knows “he would do it all over again”

That’s denial alright….it’s also insanity.

ed

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By Bukko in Australia, September 29, 2006 at 6:10 am Link to this comment
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American troops are only getting attacked once every 15 minutes? Then what are they doing for the other 14? Leaning on their entrenching tools, drinking sweet mint tea? I call for a Congressional commission into the issue of docking their hourly pay by a factor of 14/15 for malingering! Typical lazy government employees… Republican members only on the commission, please.

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