RIDGE ADMITS TERROR ALERTS WERE POLITICAL PLOY

Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security.

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Dy’er Sez: And yet another reason to try Bush and company for treason. And another opportunity for Obama to block that from happening.

Story from the Huffington Post:
Tom Ridge: I Was Pressured To Raise Terror Alert To Help Bush Win

In a new book, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge reveals new details on politicization under President Bush, reports US News & World Report’s Paul Bedard. Among other things, Ridge admits that he was pressured to raise the terror alert to help Bush win re-election in 2004.

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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