A very interesting choice of words from one of the two award winning journalists who brought down the Nixon administration almost 40 years ago. Liberal-leaning Bob Woodward declares he has not seen the kind of madness being exhibited by Barack Obama “in a long time.”
(The similarities these days are rather striking between Barack Obama and Richard Nixon)
EXCERPT (via BusinessInsider)
BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing ‘A Kind Of Madness I Haven’t Seen In A Long Time’
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on “Morning Joe” today, saying he’s exhibiting a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.
”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.
“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,’ … because of some budget document?”
“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,’” Woodward said.
“That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time,” he said. LINK
Yes indeed…the kind of arrogant, self-serving madness not seen since…Richard Nixon.
Not seen since…Watergate.
Woodward has been increasing his criticism of the Obama White House of late – namely on the false sequester crisis, and facing a barrage of push back from the Obama administration for it. Clearly the message has gone out to other media – DON’T MESS WITH OBAMA.
Bob Woodward is an institution unto himself though and may just have the means to survive the Obama Chicago treatment.
If only more in the media would have the fortitude to follow Mr. Woodward’s most recent example…