‘Newsweek’ Cover Story Examines Woodward Book

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By: E&P Staff

Newsweek joins the chorus trumpeting Bob Woodward’s new “State of Denial” book, with a cover story and lengthy excerpt this coming week.

The excerpt looks at the alleged botching of the Iraq war and the behind-the-scenes Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice dealings and duelings.

In reviewing the book, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas and Richard Wolffe write: “The Rumsfeld portrayed by Woodward is bullying and petty. Bush himself doesn’t come off much better. The president is folksy and jocular, but incurious to the point of cluelessness. His war cabinet is deeply dysfunctional. Condoleezza Rice is almost a pathetic figure, whining to the president that she can’t get Rumsfeld to return her calls.”

The entire package is online at the Newsweek/MSNBC site on Sunday.

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