Excerpts are starting to emerge from Bob Woodward's book on President Obama as a wartime president, and among the quotes that are drawing the most attention, Obama is said to have told Woodward: "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."
At another point in the book, Obama insists on setting a timeline for withdrawal in Afghanistan, explaining: "I can't lose the whole Democratic Party."
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