Bob Woodward says President Bush and top
officials mishandled the lead-up to war in Iraq and continue to be
in denial about the situation.
The Washington journalist told an audience at the University of
Maine Friday night that the president feels a strong idealistic
":duty": to spread democracy and to end tyranny. But he says
idealism and zeal clouded the administration to the stark realities
Woodward rose to fame in the early 1970s as half of the
two-person reporting team at The Washington Post that uncovered the
The lecture and Woodward’s visit was sponsored by the William S.
Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce at UMaine.