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9/26/10

'Obama's Wars' by Bob Woodward























"Mr. Obama as engaged in a methodical decision process
that is nearly the polar opposite of the gut calls and out-of-
channels policy making of the Bush administration, which
Mr. Woodward mapped in four earlier books."

"Mr. Obama is seen repeatedly questioning his aides and
the military about the actual United States mission in
Afghanistan and underlying assumptions about the war."

NYT's Book Review

But a senior administration official defended the depiction of
the president's actions in Woodward's Book.

"The president comes across in the review and throughout
the decision-making process as a commander in chief who
is analytical, strategic and decisive, with a broad view of
history, national security and his role," the official told Fox
News, describing the debates as "well known."

Fox News Book Review