Saturday, September 25, 2010
What I have noticed is that Bob Woodward tends to feed into prevailing impressions, not go against them, which I suppose is why his books become bestsellers. Seems he will have another one in Obama's Wars, timed perfectly with the midterm elections. From what I've read of the blurbs, there isn't much more Woodward is saying that hasn't already been said,
The book, “Obama’s Wars,” by the journalist Bob Woodward, depicts an administration deeply torn over the war in Afghanistan even as the president agreed to triple troop levels there amid suspicion that he was being boxed in by the military. Mr. Obama’s top White House adviser on Afghanistan and his special envoy for the region are described as believing the strategy will not work.