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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    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.
    If you recall, there was a great deal of talk about al Qaeda trying to disrupt or otherwise influence the 04 election. And before the Y2K New Year celebration there was a heightened fear of a terrorist attack. Raising the terror alert level would have been appropriate before the election and had it existed during the time of Y2K it would have been appropriate.

    The enemy might strike whenever the 'chatter' increases and whenever there is a time of great national significance. At those times a heightened alert level might be in order.

    Without regard for political considerations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    If you recall, there was a great deal of talk about al Qaeda trying to disrupt or otherwise influence the 04 election. And before the Y2K New Year celebration there was a heightened fear of a terrorist attack. Raising the terror alert level would have been appropriate before the election and had it existed during the time of Y2K it would have been appropriate.

    The enemy might strike whenever the 'chatter' increases and whenever there is a time of great national significance. At those times a heightened alert level might be in order.

    Without regard for political considerations.
    Oh, I'm sorry, were you aware of information that Tom Ridge was not? Do tell!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Oh, I'm sorry, were you aware of information that Tom Ridge was not? Do tell!
    I certainly remember a lot of talk in the news about the possibility that there could be a terrorist attack to disrupt the election.

    You don't remember that??

    Spain was attacked right before their election and Italy stopped one just before theirs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Oh, I'm sorry, were you aware of information that Tom Ridge was not? Do tell!
    In Nov. 2003, you might recall, Gen. Tommy Franks told Cigar Aficionado magazine that a major terrorist attack (even one that occurred elsewhere in the Western world), would likely result in a suspension of the U.S. Constitution and the installation of a military form of government. "[A] terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world -- it may be in the United States of America -- [would cause] our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event," he said. [NewsMax.com]
    Will the 2004 Election Be Called Off? Why Three Out of Four Experts Predict a Terrorist Attack by November - Maureen Farrell at BuzzFlash.com

    The news was common knowledge at the time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by windovervocalcords View Post
    What a serious allegation. I'm not surprised at all. I just wish Mr Ridge had blown the whistle sooner.
    These charges were made long ago against the Bush white house. Back when every one was accusing them of using fear tactics to control the US population. Nobody really really payed much attention to those making those accusations then. Maybe this is the first time somebody from the bush admin has broken ranks and actually confirmed it.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by moe View Post
    These charges were made long ago against the Bush white house. Back when every one was accusing them of using fear tactics to control the US population. Nobody really really payed much attention to those making those accusations then. Maybe this is the first time somebody from the bush admin has broken ranks and actually confirmed it.


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    Should we all be reminded that the Bush Administration ultimately did not raise the terror alert level?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Should we all be reminded that the Bush Administration ultimately did not raise the terror alert level?

    They didn't have to, they instead released a months old video of Bin Laden less than a week before the election. That video is probably what killed Kerry's chances.

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

    Whether what Ridge has said--or anyone else for the matter--there is no doubt that the Bush election team played the scaremongering card. Which was not any different then how they ruled anyway.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    well indeed. although anyone with half a brain knew bushco played on our fears, it's nice to see a member of that administration actually admitting such.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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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.
    if tom ridge wrote a book and claimed politics was never a consideration, you would believe THAT, right?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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