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Bush’s Key Iraq Advisers: Kissinger, and His Dog

Lots of juicy revelations to come from Bob Woodward's latest gossip-cum-politics book about the Bush administration, State of Denial. (Woodward will reveal all on 60 Minutes this Sunday.) One report out of CBS quotes Woodward saying that U.S. forces in Iraq are attacked by Iraqi insurgents every 15 minutes, or 800-900 times a week.

"The insurgents know what they are doing. They know the level of violence and how effective they are. Who doesn't know? The American public," says Woodward.

Woodward also reveals that Henry Kissinger, the architect of America's last failed war, the one in Vietnam, is a frequent White House visitor — urging Bush to stay the course to victory. But the iconic quote from the book is the one in which Bush says that he will stay in Iraq even if his dog, Barney, is the only one who supports him. "I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me," Woodward quotes Bush as saying.


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