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

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


    In his new book, the first Homeland Security chief, Tom Ridge, accuses top aides to President George W. Bush of pressing him to raise the terror alert level to influence the 2004 presidential election........

    "After that episode, I knew I had to follow through with my plans to leave the federal government for the private sector," Ridge, who resigned soon after the election where Bush defeated Democrat John F. Kerry, writes in "The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege ... And How We Can Be Safe Again."
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    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.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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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.
    And they still seem to be into stupid.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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

    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.
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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.
    He's new, and a Democrat. Just those facts in and of itself is going to get him smacked around by the GOP.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    He's new, and a Democrat. Just those facts in and of itself is going to get him smacked around by the GOP.
    I'm not GOP, and I am smacking his ass. He lied during his campaign. Said he was going to bring decency back to the White House. He didn't.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I'm not GOP, and I am smacking his ass. He lied during his campaign. Said he was going to bring decency back to the White House. He didn't.
    1. Never saying you were. I don't hit below the belt

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

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    You can't expect any politician to be held accountable for everything he has said.
    But we should expect such.

    The current political framework does not support such, but I consider that a problem.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    But we should expect such.

    The current political framework does not support such, but I consider that a problem.
    Not antagonizing you, but have you ever lied? The answer is "yes." If you answered no, well there's your lie.

    No human can live without telling a lie. Whether it is a small white lie, or a big lie...but the point is not to eliminate lying. It's like corruption, it will always be present, but you can do what you can to reduce it. Obama is lying a hell of a lot less then Bush did, if thats some comfort for you.
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    Re: Ridge accuses Bush White House of political use of terror alert system

    The American voter shouldn't have to wonder what their President is lying about.

    There was once a time where that Office was a symbol of honor, courage, and leadership by example, NOT power...
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