by Max Brantley
Blog reader Claude Bahls was ahead of the curve on assessment of Bob Woodward's belated discovery that the Bush administration is full of incompetent liars.
The actual journalistic accomplishment in “State of Denial” is less than grand. It took him three books to arrive at a conclusion thousands of basement-bound bloggers suggested years ago: that the Bush administration is composed of people who like war, don’t seem to be very good at it and have been known to turn the guns on each other. Such an epiphany doesn’t seem to reflect a reporter who had rarefied access.