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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

This Makes No Sense 

CNN.com - Woodward, White House, Saudis: No election deal on oil - Apr 20, 2004
"I don't say there's a secret deal or any collaboration on this," Woodward told CNN's "Larry King Live" Monday. "What I say in the book is that the Saudis ... hoped to keep oil prices low during the period before the election, because of its impact on the economy. That's what I say."
Wow, that's a compelling thing to put in a book about Bush's drive for war. NOT!

And it completely contradicts what he told 60 Minutes:.
Prince Bandar enjoys easy access to the Oval Office. His family and the Bush family are close. And Woodward told 60 Minutes that Bandar has promised the president that Saudi Arabia will lower oil prices in the months before the election - to ensure the U.S. economy is strong on election day.
And when he had the chance to make the administration's case during a recent press gaggle, Scott McClelland completely hedged.

Now, I don't know why Woodward is unselling his book NOW, but it certainly seems to me that he's trying to mend some bridges.

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