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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Falsely raising security alert levels for political gain

from paul bedard's blog at u.s. news and world report via marcy -emptywheel - wheeler at firedoglake...

tom ridge, the first head of homeland security, has a book coming out september 1, The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege...and How We can be Safe Again...

he says...

...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.

once again, no surprises here...

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