Bob Woodward: Naval Intelligence Asset Sabotaging Obama over Persian Gulf Carrier Deployment Cancel?
This is a little tin foil hat like but I always assume that many reporters in DC are assets of the various intelligence agencies or power centers either as snitches or plants or collaborators (See Judith Miller on Iraq).
What got me remembering Bob Woodward’s link to Office of Naval Intelligence is that Woodward (once ONI, Always ONI) was making the rounds upset that sequestration would stop Obama from deploying a carrier group to the Persian Gulf and that Obama was showing “madness” over allowing the sequestration to endanger Persian Gulf deployments. That set Spider-sense tingling a little.
Yes, this is from Hustler (politics and porn go well):
BOB WOODWARD THE STORY HE WON’T TELL
IS AMERICA’S FAVORITE INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER A GOVERNMENT
OPERATIVE? POLITICAL COMMENTATOR RUSS BAKER OFFERS INTRIGUING EVIDENCE!
By Russ Baker
From HUSTLER MAGAZINE July 2011
Here is the story about the sequester possibly canceling the Persian Gulf aircraft carrier deployment that got Woodward calling Obama’s actions “madness”:
Earlier today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.
The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.
“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’” Woodward said on MSNBC.
Read more: businessinsider.com
Again, I know it’s tinfoil like to think this but I feel I should put it out there. I can very easily see some handlers getting their asset on the phone (Woodward) and telling him that we need to get Obama to blink so we don’t get the carrier deployment cancelled so some such action and then Woodward concocts this “threat” from Obama’s staff to weaken the White House narrative over the sequestration.