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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    When was this? 300 years ago? You do know that Washington and Jefferson were still politicians regardless of all the beautiful things they were right? Their anatomy, brain waves and general humanity were not that much different then yours or mine. They still lied, played tricks and brought as much drama to the executive office as other President. The only difference is that back then C-SPAN wasn't around and their every word, thought or belief could not be scrutinized.
    Does it matter how when it was? My point is is that once the Office took a stand FOR the people, as opposed to telling the people that they were too ignorant to run their own lives.

    You realize that Washington didn't even want the Presidency...not like today, when slick individuals will whisper sweet nothings in your ear just to get your vote.

    When people realize that actions do speak louder than words, than maybe the government will have its eyes opened.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Well, let's see him produce some evidence.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    From the NYT story on this:

    Mr. Ridge provides no evidence that politics motivated the discussion. Until now, he has denied politics played a role in threat levels. Asked by Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times if politics ever influenced decisions on threat warnings, he volunteered to take a lie-detector test. “Wire me up,” Mr. Ridge said, according to Mr. Lichtblau’s book, “Bush’s Law.” “Not a chance. Politics played no part.”
    Seems a bit interesting that this is coming out now via his book publisher.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    More speculative hyperbole from the Left. I guess you missed this part of the story so I used a much bigger crayon:

    UPDATE: Bush's former homeland security adviser, Frances Townsend, told the Associated Press today that politics never played a role in determining alert levels. She noted that in the weeks before the electio two videotapes, including one from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, were released that she said contained "very graphic" and "threatening" messages.

    "Never were politics ever discussed in this context in my presence," she said.

    Asked if there was any reason for Ridge to have felt pressured, Townsend told the AP: "He was certainly not pressured. And, by the way, he didn't object when it was raised and he certainly didn't object when it wasn't raised."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Poll numbers go down....terror levels go up. It was all correlated and unfortunately there was a large segment of the American population that actually bought into it.
    You constantly make farcical claims with nothing in the REAL world to substantiate them or support them. Facts are still not your forte' are they?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Poll numbers go down....terror levels go up. It was all correlated and unfortunately there was a large segment of the American population that actually bought into it.
    Damn. I thought it was odd how after Bush was reelcted all those "terror alerts" went away.

    Seems the GOP have proven themselves to be much, much worse than anything we could have imagined.

    If history is written correctly, this will be seen as the time when the GOP lost all credibility and never, ever regained power as a party ever again.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Damn. I thought it was odd how after Bush was reelcted all those "terror alerts" went away.

    Seems the GOP have proven themselves to be much, much worse than anything we could have imagined.

    If history is written correctly, this will be seen as the time when the GOP lost all credibility and never, ever regained power as a party ever again.
    You mean if the CONSPIRACY is written correctly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    You mean if the CONSPIRACY is written correctly.
    No this was just another dung brick in the huge wall of ****.

    How many Bush administration guys have come out about how crooked his administration was?

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

    I'm not surprised by this, as I had strong suspicions that was the case, but to be told that was, IN FACT, the case by Ridge DISGUSTS ME. What an immoral group of people. Like Powell, if he felt this way, he should have resigned. Show some friggen integrity.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is good to remind us of the past, and take steps to correct it. However, Bush is no longer president. We have a new executive ass to ride now. Why? Because he damn well needs to be smacked too. So lets not worry about the past too much. The present is pretty damn important.
    Hmmm, so somehow discussing these new facts will take away our addressing the present? Give me a break.

    Everybody, stop commenting on this subject matter RIGHT NOW because danarhea says so.

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