Tom Ridge: I Was Pressured To Raise Terror Alert To Help Bush Win Re-Election

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    Tom Ridge on National Security After 9/11 - Washington Whispers (usnews.com)

    Tom Ridge on National Security After 9/11
    August 19, 2009 04:58 PM ET | Paul Bedard | Permanent Link | Print

    By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

    Tom Ridge, the first head of the 9/11-inspired Department of Homeland Security, wasn't keen on writing a tell-all. But in The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege...and How We Can Be Safe Again, out September 1, Ridge says he wants to shake "public complacency" over security. And to do that, well, he needs to tell all. Especially about the infighting he saw that frustrated his attempts to build a smooth-running department. Among the headlines promoted by publisher Thomas Dunne Books: Ridge was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings; was "blindsided" by the FBI in morning Oval Office meetings because the agency withheld critical information from him; found his urgings to block Michael Brown from being named head of the emergency agency blamed for the Hurricane Katrina disaster ignored; and was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve of President Bush's re-election, something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over.
     
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    MORE "PROGRESSIVE" ideology that keeps pointing in the REAR VIEW MIRROR in hopes of distracting from the FUTURE? History.......what are YOU going to do for us today, besides declaring the "THE BUCK STOPPED WITH "W"......I don't need no stinking buck stopping here?" Where is the LEADERSHIP that declares.......I AM COMMANDER IN CHIEF.......I AM RESPONSIBLE for MY DECISIONS? Where are the REAL democratic leaders....in the mold of JFK....or TRUMAN? The Last true example of a real DEMOCRAT was taken out for demanding LOWER TAXES, and STRONGER national security (JFK).....by the communists that have taken over the Democratic Party.
     
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    MORE "PROGRESSIVE" ideology ?

    I am not a liberal.

    You think america will soon forget? Go fuck yourself.
     
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    Gee what a surprize......NOT!
     
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    I will buy that book, Tom Ridge left with a good amount of integrity and credibility intact. Not an easy thing to do with that administration. I wonder how Kerry feels hearing this.
     
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    Excellent Find David S.

    I'm sure you won't mind if I pass this around.

    Really a excellent find. And I agree I will buy the Tom Ridge book he deserves to be rewarded for his honesty.
     
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    I believe one of the reasons why the terror alert should have been raised to RED is because Kerry was running for President. What a piece of work this clown is. Got that lying thing down pat too. Guess his "hero" status from Viet Nam was only in his own mind. It certainly wasn't in anybody's mind except his.
     
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    so... you think that the Navy gives away Silver Stars for nothing?

    Doesn't that really mean that you are denigrating any Navy veteran who won that award?
     
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    Facts dont matter to these people MM.

    Kerry who was decorated by our country for his bravery and great service mean nothing to people who only care about party politics.
     

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