Woodward: "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document'? Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need.' Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not going to attack Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters,' as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document?"
"Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can't do what I need to do to protect the country - That's a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time."
Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's ongoing (and surprising) war of word with President Barack Obama's White House escalated on Wednesday when Woodward took to the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe to slam the president's handling of the sequester fight, even describing it as "Madness."