Thursday, October 05, 2006

Woodward’s 60 Minutes Bloodbath--Mike Whitney

"Woodward’s appearance on 60 Minutes was the moral equivalent of a Mafia Hit-man performing the one task for which he is singularly well-suited; snuffing out a rival with a quick jab to the rib-cage.

"Et tu, Bobby?

"Woodward is on a mission to dethrone the Bushies and send them packing. The solidarity among American powerbrokers has dissolved into a bitter dispute over incompetence. Disenchanted elites want a place at the policy-table again and Woodward is leading the charge. His appearance is just the first of many salvos which will be aimed in the direction of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

"Woodward was the perfect choice to perform the execution; calculating and cold-blooded. His work in the Watergate investigation still endears him to liberals while right-wingers admire him as the editor of the nations’ premier war-mongering rag. He has the credibility to wreak havoc on the administration while escaping the inevitable “Swift boating” that a less prominent journalist would have to endure.

"If Bush gets his come-uppence, then that’s great, but let’s not forget that the Washington Post has supported the war from the get-go. Woodward and his ilk (Tom Friedman and William Crystal) do not object to the war, just the CONDUCT of the war. If the “right” people die, then “no problem”, the American overlords can get on with the critical task of extracting valuable resources without interruption.

"This is the real “State of Denial”; the belief that it’s okay to slaughter people and destroy their civilization to enhance the wealth and power of a handful of western elites. It’s a crime for which Woodward is just as guilty as Bush.

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