Friday, August 21, 2009

Are You Ready For This?

In other less than shocking War on Terror news, Tom Ridge, the first post-9/11 Homeland Security czar, reveals in a forthcoming book that he was pushed to raise the national security alert on the eve of President Bush's re-election because Dubya was afraid of losing. Ridge writes that this was something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over.

Ridge, who I happen to believe is an eminently decent man, writes that he was isolated by the White House and FBI at virtually every turn.

1 comment:

Tom Degan said...

Sure, they exploited America's utter post 9/11 paranoia for the most base political reasons. Ridge's book is not news. The only thing newsworthy is the fact that someone who was in the know is finally admitting it. He should have written his book five years ago.

I knew what was going on in the hours leading up to the election of 2004. It was so freaking obvious, you had to be an idiot to miss it.

On the first posting on my blog on June 2, 2006, I wrote the following:

"PREDICTION: George W. Bush will be remembered in history, primarily, as the first (pray last) former chief executive to go to federal prison. Sound crazy? Stay tuned."

I stand by those words.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY