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Ex-DHS chief links politics to terror alerts

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posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 10:11 PM

WASHINGTON – Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush's Cabinet to raise the nation's terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election.

Ridge says he objected to raising the security level despite the urgings of former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, according to a publicity release from Ridge's publisher. In the end the alert level was not changed. Ridge said the episode convinced him to follow through with his plans to leave the administration; he resigned on Nov. 30, 2004.


This is nothing new to me, I've always knew this was going on.

posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 10:24 PM
Nice to be validated. Something most of us suspected is proven to be true.

There was much discussion of this back in the day. S & F

[edit on 20-8-2009 by kinda kurious]

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 08:39 AM
I'm surprised this isn't being talked about more. MSNBC's Keith Olbermann did a story about this very subject last year:

Part 1:

Part 2:

It would seem that Olbermann and the former DHS Secretary corroborate each other as far as this topic is concerned.


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