An underground current in the U.S. military's officer corps believes that their legally elected civilian leaders can be disobeyed if an officer believes their orders to be "immoral." This, ladies and gentlemen, is a real problem.
For almost four decades, under cover of his supposedly "objective" reporting, Woodward has represented the viewpoints of the military and intelligence establishments. Often he has done so in the context of complex inside maneuvering.
It's an odd form of censorship being practiced by the Pentagon these days. That 10,000 copies of Anthony Schaffer's book are sitting in a warehouse in Virginia awaiting incineration seems almost quaint.
It's 9/11 again... do you know where Osama Bin Laden is? Nine years later Al Qaeda is still plotting attacks in the name of a global jihad. The mission against Al Qaeda is being drowned out, and that strengthens our enemies. Americans deserve better.
Presumably, Obama called Bush -- because in a tough midterm election year he would like to emphasize the bipartisan nature of his foreign policy. But it would be nice to know more about how and why these tidbits emerge.
We need to take out the killer in us and transform that negative energy bringing down the US into something creative and positive that binds us together and builds us back into a strong healthy country.