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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I wasn't trying to specify the terrorist alert level at the time of the election, but more the approach the Bush campaign took to get re-elected. Things like saying that only Bush will keep America safe, and all of the other bull**** that the American people ate up.
    So was there another T-type attack on america during that time or since?
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Did raising the terror levels actually help him win the election in 2004? I know that I have never once looked at that color coded waste of money. Has anyone else?
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Did raising the terror levels actually help him win the election in 2004? I know that I have never once looked at that color coded waste of money. Has anyone else?
    It probably earned him like 2 votes out of the 5 million he won by.

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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    It probably earned him like 2 votes out of the 5 million he won by.
    It's still abuse of power, an impeachable offense & aimed at stealing an election. I call that Treason.

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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    It's still abuse of power, an impeachable offense & aimed at stealing an election. I call that Treason.
    You would, but what you wouldn't call treason is trying to take over a seventh of the American economy, GM and Wall Street.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You would, but what you wouldn't call treason is trying to take over a seventh of the American economy, GM and Wall Street.
    No I wouldn't. I would call that saving this country from another great depression & continuing & improving on a policy started by the GOP.

    (hmm...Wasn't it Bush who cried that we needed the bailouts & McCain who stopped his campaign to rush back to Washington to make sure they went though?)
    They only stopped being a good idea when a Democrat was sitting in the WH.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    They only stopped being a good idea when a Democrat was sitting in the WH.
    Actually, they were never a good idea, nor will they be in the future.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Ridge's comments are speculative hyperbole???? BRILLIANT!!!!!

    No matter how many former Bush officials come out of the woodwork and tell their stories they will always end up being lying villains to you.

    You're a hilarious little guy that's for sure!

    I see that reading comprehension is still an issue with you; my comments were quite clear: “More speculative hyperbole from the Left.” What part of the “left” do you not comprehend? My comments had NOTHING to do with Ridge but rather the typical emotional hysterics coming from Liberals.

    But that clarified, you're more than welcome to present any evidence of crimes/corruption that have been prosecuted to support the emotional Liberal bile this forum is constantly plastered with about the "corruption" within the Bush Administration.

    But alas, much like your empty rhetoric, there won't be any forthcoming even with Democrats in charge of EVERYTHING. Intelligent people might ask themselves that if there was so much corruption, why then are there no charges; the answer to that is patently obvious to anyone who is not wallowing in abject hyper partisan ignorance, because there was none.

    Now, did you have anything substantive to add to the topic, or were you merely trolling the thread; again.

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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Next tactic will be: but the liberals did it!
    Substance continues to elude you.

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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by TBone View Post
    I am a dem, and I don't buy that it scared the dem's. The reason they voted for it was they had no backbone to contest the GOP who were riding a wave of popularity.

    We often want to blame the GOP for our involvement in Iraq, but the Dem's allowed it to happen without one gripe. They refused to challenge the intelligence or the prez.

    When you go to a store, and you see a child being a brat and the parents refuse to discipline the child, who should be smacked the kid or the parents for letting the child be a brat?

    The GOP and GW were given the keys to the kingdom with no opposition from the dems, so they went to Iraq and created a fiasco.

    In a nut shell, we went there without the opposing party questioning it, granted we'd probably be in Iraq anyways because the Dems didn'th have the votes, but maybe we'd of slowed down and required more accurate intelligence.
    While I thanked you and agree with much of your post, there are a few areas I want to clarify:

    Most of the Democrat leadership had the same intelligence and same beliefs; which was why it had overwhelming bi-partisan support.

    The notion that we created a fiasco out of Iraq however requires willful denial about the historic facts regarding Iraq. The notion that it was not already a fiasco before we went in is disingenuous at least. My opinion is that it has become a more credible fiasco and at least has representative Government that won’t go about creating havoc in the region, invading neighbors and sponsoring terrorism. The same can be said for Afghanistan.

    I appreciate your honesty on this issue however.

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