What About This Isn't War-Mongering?
Now THAT's a kind of madness. Unfortunately it's a familiar kind of madness seen all too often. "Protect the country" from what? Fulminating about Iraq? Saddam Hussein? Secret war in Nicaragua, perhaps? Is there a pattern here?
No wonder Joe Scarborough immediately changed the subject.
But if Woodward's outburst isn't war-mongering against Iran, what is it? Early Alzheimer's is a possibility, I suppose, or early morning wobbliness. Not likely, not from Woodward, not from a master of hidden agendas hiding other agendas.
If it matters, why wasn't Woodward on the case when the Navy announced the non-deployment decision three weeks earlier?
Why did he wait till President Obama referred to it in a speech in Norfolk, Virginia, on February 26, when he said, "The threat of these cuts has forced the Navy to cancel the deployment [of the aircraft carrier]." Now others are spinning the non-deployment as the President's "decision," based on no evidence.
Is anybody telling the truth here? Doesn't look like it.
Is anyone taking the aircraft carrier decision back to its essentials? Apparently not.