Woodward: White House Warned Me "You Will Regret Doing This"

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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"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."

So what I've drawn from all this is that Woodward is complaining that we aren't taking any sort of military action. In fact he's lobbying for it. So am I mistaken? Aren't most on here usually saying Obama is trying to "run into war"? I must be. Also I'll leave Woodward's most idiotic comment as a closer since many here say this man 'thinks' before he speaks... He clearly doesn't and no one seems to want to address it.

Woodward believed the Bush administration's claims of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction prior to the war. During an appearance on Larry King Live, he was asked by a telephone caller, "Suppose we go to war and go into Iraq and there are no weapons of mass destruction," Woodward responded "I think the chance of that happening is about zero. There's just too much there."

So again is this a writer looking for publicity? Since he hasn't been in the spotlight for well, 8 years, or did he truly feel threatened as many on here state he did. I think otherwise and again I smell a new book coming, possibly under the title "New Madness".




posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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Woodward Is New Hero for the Right (Yes, Really)

CARE LESS WHO IT IS!!!
WE KNOW the white house under Obama has been bullying Bob Woodward, as per evidence....

KNOWING THIS, we can now link how the MSM and journalist are being pushed around and told what to say and what not... (HOW GREAT THE FIRST)
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:11 PM
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I think this makes it official, we have a dictatorship in america. even nixon and his cronies never threatened the press in an attempt to cover up their deeds and they had a lot to lose if the truth came out.

That's true and today the culture is different, more dependent (among other things) on government and social gadgets and all that distraction. Even though the media outlets were tentacles of corporate globalist overstructure then, it is easily arguably worse now. Some of it having been so bad since then that most of the about-to-be retirees were brainwashed away from the civil rights issues of the 60's and 70's and now, well, there's a shell of resistant truth-seekers but most people who have the middle/upper-income wealth in America just do not care. And everyone's sedated. So we are spoon-fed our "rights" instead of accepting them as inherent. Mainstream is a soapbox of lies.

But, back then, journalism was something that even the mainstream media had to cover. Not just fabricated headlines and distraction and revisionist history. We just suicide our whistle-blowers now. Just makes you think how bad it's gotten and in almost no time.

Yay, freedom.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:15 PM
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Ok, here is the latest from Woodward...


www.youtube.com...


Bob Woodward sat down with Sean Hannity tonight to elaborate on all the fallout from his claim yesterday he received an intimidating e-mail from the White House telling him he'll "regret" his reporting. He clarified that he didn't feel personally threatened, but it was still inappropriate for the White House to engage with a member of the press in that kind of intimidating manner. Woodward told Hannity that Gene Sperling, the White House official who e-mailed the intimidating e-mail, was shouting at him before sending the e-mail, did apologize for getting angry, but said he wasn't disputing a fact, and his conduct is "not the way to operate in a White House." However, Woodward made it clear he did not feel threatened by the White House, nor did he ever use the word "threat." He said the point of his reporting was to lay out facts showing the Obama administration was misleading in saying sequestration was not their idea.

Woodward did not answer Hannity's question of if the Obama administration blatantly lied, saying that everyone needs to relax the rhetoric and realize people outside of DC are frustrated at "how crazed this has become."

In the second part of the interview, Hannity expressed his concern that the media is now no more than an "extension of the press office." Woodward bemoaned the current era of hyper-partisanship that he partly blamed Fox News and MSNBC on. Hannity defended the separation of news reporting and opinion programing on Fox, saying that the media has become more neutered than it was during Watergate. Woodward agreed that the press needs to be more agressive, and that White House officials sending warnings to reporters about what they're saying doesn't help.
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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this is all theatre. charades.
we are being educated, informed.
it is out with the old, in with the new time.

someday all of our wishes will come true.
any day now.

man, we are all going to laugh so hard!

God's laughter.
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by ImaFungi

So we threaten a country hourly into selling us their resources? What the heck kinda freedom is that. (and then we have the gall to turn around and lay sanctions on other countries... god forbid they want to sanction us)



I'm convinced that would be a good thing - sanction the crap out of us, and force us back to being more self-reliant. Of course, that'll never happen, because then most of our food would stay here, where it belongs...

See, that sanction business can be a two-way street, where BOTH sides are block(ade)ed.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by seabag

I second your sentiments though…I’m growing tired of them both, too. This last election was draining, disappointing, frustrating, etc.

I have no party affiliation anymore.



I believe we should revive the Whig Party - you know, the one the Republicans killed off just before the Civil War.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by starfoxxx

It can be turned either way,



All of the very best threats can be. That way, the target knows EXACTLY what you are saying, yet you can still cover your ass from the fallout, and play it off... sort of like what we see occurring here...



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by ragsntatters
Maybe the US should cut budgets for 'national security' and worry about the other more real issues at home like education, unemployment and health rather then churning out multi million dollar death machines to control other country's resources.


Here's an even better idea - if you're going to cut the National Security budget, cut the budgets for "education", "unemployment", AND "health care" as well. After all, unlike National Security, none of the last 3 are federal lookouts. Just think of the money the feds could save if they let the people fend for themselves on important issues, and got their own slack asses back to the grind of actually GOVERNING!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships
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Your going to regret that stance!


It wouldn't be the first time, nor will it be the last!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by nenothtu

Originally posted by ragsntatters
Maybe the US should cut budgets for 'national security' and worry about the other more real issues at home like education, unemployment and health rather then churning out multi million dollar death machines to control other country's resources.


Here's an even better idea - if you're going to cut the National Security budget, cut the budgets for "education", "unemployment", AND "health care" as well. After all, unlike National Security, none of the last 3 are federal lookouts. Just think of the money the feds could save if they let the people fend for themselves on important issues, and got their own slack asses back to the grind of actually GOVERNING!


National Security might as well be labeled the alien coverup agenda. Sorry tired of the lies man.


Education, unemployment and healthcare are what is keeping america a first world nation rather than a somalia.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:05 PM
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You are 101% correct...If we can't convince the media by any means to make a U turn, then this great nation will fall!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by nenothtu

Originally posted by ImaFungi

So we threaten a country hourly into selling us their resources? What the heck kinda freedom is that. (and then we have the gall to turn around and lay sanctions on other countries... god forbid they want to sanction us)



I'm convinced that would be a good thing - sanction the crap out of us, and force us back to being more self-reliant. Of course, that'll never happen, because then most of our food would stay here, where it belongs...

See, that sanction business can be a two-way street, where BOTH sides are block(ade)ed.


What happened to economic protectionism....like taxing the crap out of foreign made stuff?? I used to take pleasure in the duty free stores buying stuff for half price, now someone goes to walmart and buys the cheapest pos you can get...and it breaks down in 1 week.

Financial terrorism is much more effective than military and no one dies. Think about it!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:40 PM
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I saw him on Hannity for twenty minutes and new ATS would have a real barn-burner thread going.
Thanks BTS...S&Fs!!!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by Majic
A State Of Regret

It really is inappropriate and unseemly for a journalist to challenge or criticize the U.S. government.

Mr. Woodward, as a well-respected author and investigative reporter, should -- of all people -- know that by now.

I'm confident the problem will be handled properly and discreetly as it has before, and that the government will be able to put the matter to rest and ensure no further unpleasantness of this kind in the future.


What!!? Then exactly how are we supposed to get the truth? 'Cause it sure as hell isn't going to come from the White House or any Obama cronies. Who do we depend on to not go along with the cover ups? The journalists are the very ones who should challenge the "official" story, especially the last 12 years, when more of our Freedoms are being whittled away. When I read a paper or watch the news, I expect at least a decent amount of honesty, not just another talking head, towing the party line.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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Woodward is 70 years old...you sound very young maybe teens, right?



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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Bob Woodward roasted by his own e-mail how quick alot of folks here was willing to go -see ah told you so the White house and Obama are a bunch of Islamofascistscommiekenyanswithoutabirthcertificate, blah blah blah blah , while I am no longer a fan of Obama it's prudent to check others agenda and their critique Washington is filled with hyporicates and lies.
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:05 AM
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I don't know. when I first read the the quote, I got the feeling it was more like it was saying , when the truth comes out, your laying the sequester at the president's door, is going to embarrass you, exhibit your partisanship, and you will regret this. As this will cause a blow to your impartiality. It does seem to expose a certain proclivity when he responses with the position of being the offended opposition.

As to his reaction to the president's the difficulties of meeting the military's financial obligations. That is saying it is a fear mongering of the worst sort, is a bit extreme, as these difficulties are going to lie ahead, Perhaps this crack in Woodward's credibility is the regret.

I doubt a hit squad is on the way.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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Ah, the media spin propagana machine at its finest....


Take the peripheral of the issue, and make it the issue. That way, no one is thinking
about how the average american has taken a pay cut, so why are these folks
still whining?

Please.....

Remember when Obama supported the Sequester cuts?


www.youtube.com...
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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Originally posted by EarthCitizen07

National Security might as well be labeled the alien coverup agenda. Sorry tired of the lies man.




Well, I'm not too interested in the politics of aliens, unless one shows up at my door to borrow a cup of sugar.



Education, unemployment and healthcare are what is keeping america a first world nation rather than a somalia.



May be true, may not, but in either case it does NOT make any of those things a Federal responsibility. They have a constitutionally mandated job to do, and they are slacking at it so that they can devote their time and our resources to micromanage your life and mine. That's not in the charter.

Here's a crazy notion - let me use MY resources to micromanage MY life, and let the Fed get back to doing what they are supposed to be doing - GOVERNING! I don't care in the least about micromanaging YOUR life - that is YOUR lookout, not mine or the Federal governments.



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