White House Torn Apart By Afghan War Bob Woodward book reveals deep fault lines over war policy By Emily Rauhala, Newser User Posted Sep 22, 2010 7:29 AM CDT Updated Sep 22, 2010 7:54 AM CDT 6 comments Comments Woodward's latest investigative is out September 27. (AP Photo/Simon & Schuster) (Newser) – The Obama White House is a simmering pot of anger and disagreement, with too many bickering chefs handling of the war in Afghanistan, according to a new book by Bob Woodward that exposes deep rifts in the administration. Here, via the New York Times, are some of the juicy bits from Obama's Wars: Vice-President Joe Biden thinks Richard Holbrooke, the administration's special rep for Afghanistan and Pakistan, is “the most egotistical bastard I’ve ever met." Gen. David Petraeus reportedly told a senior aide that he didn't like talking to David Axelrod because he was “a complete spin doctor.” “I’m done doing this!” the president once exclaimed when the military pressured him for more troops in Afghanistan—after he'd agreed to send 30,000. For the whole article, click here; and here for more on the Afghan war.