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

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    You don't put people on trial merely to find out whether or not they've been accused of a crime. The accusation has to come first.
    What the hell are you talking about??

    Ridge's allegation will be the basis of a criminal indictment returned by a grand jury. That's how our system works.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Yes really. (When the well respected head of Homeland Security charges criminal wrongdoing in direct testimony...it will be compelling & decisive in sending some criminals to the federal pen)
    He has not and he will not, since there was no wrongdoing. The administration asked him to raise the threat level in response to videotapes released by Al Quaeda. Ridge, as director of the DHS disagreed. Even he knows there's no wrongdoing. And there is no other evidence other than Ridge thought that the administration might have an ulterior motive and even he's not sure of that. All he'll be able to say is that they asked him to raise it.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    What the hell are you talking about??

    Ridge's allegation will be the basis of a criminal indictment returned by a grand jury. That's how our system works.
    Ridge hasn't made any allegations, except for maybe against himself.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    What the hell are you talking about??

    Ridge's allegation will be the basis of a criminal indictment returned by a grand jury. That's how our system works.
    One cannot simply accuse someone of a crime without other evidence and hope for an indictment. It's pathetic at best.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I don't even think Ridge said he had suspicions that the pressure was politically motivated. The politics was on his part for worrying how the raise in the threat level might've been perceived by the electorate and the media. If anyone should be put on trial it's Ridge.
    He certainly did allege just that ....& said he almost quit his job over it.
    Get your head out of the sand.....or wherever else it may happen to be at the moment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    He certainly did allege just that ....& said he almost quit his job over it.
    Get your head out of the sand.....or wherever else it may happen to be at the moment.
    I already asked you to show me where Ridge said that and you declined.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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

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    One cannot simply accuse someone of a crime without other evidence and hope for an indictment. It's pathetic at best.
    You are quite wrong. A grand jury can indict a ham sandwich if it wants........on ANY evidence they find credible. (a defendant doesn't even have a right to counsel in a grand jury........Those protections come at trial)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I already asked you to show me where Ridge said that and you declined.

    Scroll back to post #152 (you pay no attention to anything you don't want to see/hear ......even if you ask for it)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Scroll back to post #152 (you pay no attention to anything you don't want to see/hear ......even if you ask for it)
    That isn't a quote from Ridge. This is the second time you declined. This whole thread is based on a false premise.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    You are quite wrong. A grand jury can indict a ham sandwich if it wants........on ANY evidence they find credible. (a defendant doesn't even have a right to counsel in a grand jury........Those protections come at trial)
    I've always hated that statement. It's completely ridiculous. The problem with this case is they don't have any credible evidence.
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