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And -- said -- and I trust most of you up to speed on the Libyan situation we still don't know who ordered UN ambassador Susan Rice say the attack was motivated by stupid videotape.
When the Obama administration well knew it was a coordinated terrorist situation from the jump.
Congress trying to get to the bottom of it most of the press is sitting it out.
-- -- Washington journalist Bob Woodward author of the bestselling book the price of politics who gonna get to that in a moment about.
The budget nor Latin mr.
Woodward of course broke many of the Watergate stories back in the early seventies -- see any parallels here.
And I say that because.
The government right now the Obama on this issue stonewalling they don't want to tell folks I don't know why maybe you do.
Before but when you wanted to say here's what happened on I don't get it.
You see any up parallels.
Not not yet that we don't know that there's a crime -- corruption here but I do agree we should dig into it.
It be at least the Obama White House has -- come out and said it was that third rate terrorist that that they've just been basically silent.
And why do you have any theory -- -- YI I just don't understand.
If you know it's a terror attack tell the American people we can take it.
Well they kind did did then they kind of didn't -- in of course that's the problem here.
That that the way I look at this is how do you go about finding out what really happened and you need a procedure and a method and that is you've got to find the non political appointees the you know the regular government workers -- in the White House in the intelligence agencies.
In big into it in that takes time I've spent.
Some time not enough because I've been working and other things but talking to some people about this.
And I don't is I said C a corruption here this could be explained by.
Clearly is a serious situation and you know.
-- but here here's a parallel that I see with a Watergate and by the way I got into journalism because of view.
And the Washington Post I mean I just slam the Washington Post but I got into journalism.
What are millions of -- -- Woodward and and the Watergate thing because I saw how you guys basically took on the establishment.
And you got to the truth and it was painful and it was bloody we'll have that kind of oppressed now by the way we don't have a lot of that anymore we have a few that do it but very few.
And I still not enough so that I agree Brian it's changed but wait here's a paralyzing mixing clearly -- said the very beginning -- These idiots broke into the Watergate headquarters and and they shouldn't have done it.
And I'm sorry about it and if I had anything to do with -- I apologize but that's not what I meant.
And he could've gotten a lot you know he got in deeper and deeper and deeper by trying to covered up I don't honestly why pres Obama at that press conference last week is sincere look.
It was a screwup we screwed up I don't know why Susan Rice went out but he of course he does know why who told -- I don't know why he's not be an upfront about it.
I guess and already said -- -- bigamy giving Craig said don't come after Susan Rice so I'm a better -- I don't coming after you tell us truth.
You know the truth tell it to exactly and you've got to dig into it but you can't do it down a supposition because.
They're running -- you know -- Holden president of the United States responsible for stonewalling an important issue like -- -- I think keep digging and -- we've got to have facts and unfortunately I've listened to all the coverage I've read that things.
Serious issues here arriving by god for people died.
The job of the president is to protect every one it didn't happen in this case.
I'm not accusing me -- listen I'm not accusing Obama administration anything other than failing to tell the American people what it knows -- -- And that's well beyond a reasonable doubt they just won't yep I agree we should -- we should dig into it in the last thing I ever wanted to do.
Is be anywhere particularly.
On your show saying there's nothing to it.
And then it's gonna turn out to be a big dinner and I don't know that and I don't know that but I'm I'm disappointed that mr.
Obama won't explain.
-- -- -- book is is about is obviously it is these.
The democratic and Republican Party trying to get some kind of budget.
Trying to get things under control -- to sixteen trillion dollar debt.
Do you think they're gonna get this deal before the end of the year.
-- -- -- if it's more than about a budget under sixteen trillion dollars in debt it the issue is.
Do we have the financial house that the US government in order in days I'm sure he would agree.
We don't we don't even come close it's a mess and if they don't fix something.
The fiscal cliff the -- rates which are gonna go up for every one the automatic.
Spending cuts which make absolutely no sense if you and I sat down.
In -- that this wave we guys -- did they think guys think they're gonna come to some kind of deal I don't think they're gonna let that happen.
Let's let's hope not because if they do it's going to be an economic catastrophe struck by a good asset and -- points right if it's going to be a leadership catastrophe were you surprised that it.
We -- after writing this book and as fairly critical of the president and and Republican Party as well we surprised she was reelected.
You know you never it never can tell but the issues in this book which I think there are central to what this country.
Really is and how we fix things you know there's a foreign minister -- Finance minister out there.
From another country saying.
The US government is one budget deal away from being a great country and -- we need to fix that and absolutely.
Bob Woodward thanks very much we appreciate it planned more ahead as the factor.
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