. October 1, 2006 SouthAmerica: On Sunday, October 1, 2006 CBS TV News Magazine â60 Minutesâ Interviewed Bob Woodward regarding his latest book âState of Denial.â Bob Woodwardâs interview brought forward some information that in the surface it appears that the Bush administration it is just reaching into the past for advice regarding the current mess in the Middle East, but after further analysis we can see that this choice of advisor brings with him a âMajor Economic Impact into the United States Economy in the Future.â First, here is the conversation of Bob Woodward with Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes. On a follow up posting I will explain the impact to the US economy of having Henry Kissinger as an influential advisor today on matters related to the mess in the Middle East. Quoting from the 60 Minutes interview: âCheney stunned Woodward by revealing that a frequent advisor to the Bush White House is former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who served Presidents Nixon and Ford during the Vietnam War.â *********** âBob Woodward: Bush Misleads on Iraqâ â Tells 60 Minutes About His Book 'State Of Denial' Bob Woodward tells Mike Wallace that the Bush administration has not been honest about the level of violence in Iraq. The veteran reporter also reveals to Wallace that Henry Kissinger advises the Bush White House on its Iraq policy. Introduction: (CBS) President Bush's former chief of staff, Andy Card, said the Bush presidency will be judged by three things: âIraq, Iraq, Iraq.â Bob Woodward, of Watergate fame, has just completed his third book on the Bush presidency, âState of Denial.â Woodward spent more than two years, interviewed more than 200 people including most of the top officials in the administration and came to a damning conclusion. He tells Mike Wallace that for the last three years the White house has not been honest with the American public. Interview: Bob Woodward - "It is the oldest story in the coverage of government: the failure to tell the truth," Woodward charges. Asked to explain what he means that the Bush administration has not told the truth about Iraq, Woodward says, "I think probably the prominent, most prominent example is the level of violence." Not just the growing sectarian violence â Sunnis against Shias that gets reported every day â but attacks on U.S., Iraqi and allied forces. Woodward says thatâs the most important measure of violence in Iraq, and he unearthed a graph, classified secret, that shows those attacks have increased dramatically over the last three years. "Getting to the point now where there are eight, 900 attacks a week," he says. "Thatâs more than 100 a dayâthat is four an hour. Attacking our forces." Woodward says the government had kept this trend secret for years before finally declassifying the graph just three weeks ago. And Woodward accuses President Bush and the Pentagon of making false claims of progress in Iraq â claims, contradicted by facts that are being kept secret. For example, Woodward says an intelligence report classified secret from the Joint Chiefs of Staff concluded in large print that "THE SUNNI ARAB INSURGENCY IS GAINING STRENGTH AND INCREASING CAPACITY, DESPITE POLITICAL PROGRESS." And âINSURGENTS RETAIN THE CAPABILITIES TOâ¦INCREASE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE THROUGH NEXT YEAR.â But just two days later a public defense department report said just the opposite. âViolent action, will begin to wane in early 2007,â the report said. What does Woodward make of that? "The truth is that the assessment by intelligence experts is that next year, 2007, is going to get worse and, in public, you have the president and you have the Pentagon [saying], 'Oh, no, things are going to get better,'" he tells Wallace. "Now thereâs public, and then thereâs private. But what did they do with the private? They stamp it secret. No one is supposed to know," says Woodward. "Why is that secret? The insurgents know what theyâre doing. They know the level of violence and how effective they are. Who doesnât know? The American public," he adds. "President Bush says over and over as Iraqi forces stand up, U.S. forces will stand down. The number of Iraqis in uniform today I understand is up to 300,000?" Wallace asks. "Theyâve stood up from essentially zero to 300,000. This is the military and the police," Woodward replies. "But, U.S. forces are not standing down. The attacks keep coming," Wallace remarks. "Theyâve stood up and up and up and we havenât stood down, and itâs worse," Woodward replies. (CBS) John Negorponte knows itâs worse. Heâs the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, and according to Woodward, Negroponte thinks the U.S. policy in Iraq is in trouble â that violence is now so widespread that the U.S. doesnât even know about much of it; and that the killings will continue to escalate. "He was the ambassador there in Iraq and now he sees all the intelligence," Woodward says. "I report he believes that weâve always going almost back to the beginning, miscalculated and underestimated the nature of the insurgency." Why? (CBS) John Negorponte knows itâs worse. Heâs the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, and according to Woodward, Negroponte thinks the U.S. policy in Iraq is in trouble â that violence is now so widespread that the U.S. doesnât even know about much of it; and that the killings will continue to escalate. "He was the ambassador there in Iraq and now he sees all the intelligence," Woodward says. "I report he believes that weâve always going almost back to the beginning, miscalculated and underestimated the nature of the insurgency." Why? "Thereâs this feeling, 'How can a bunch guys running around putting improvised explosive devices in dead animals and by the side of the road in cars, cause all this trouble," Woodward says. Woodward reports that a top general says Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has so emasculated the joint chiefs that the chairman of the chiefs has become âthe parrot on Rumsfeldâs shoulder.â *** 60 Minutes interview will continue â Part 1 of 2 .