Are Our Leaders Terrorizing Us?
More often than not we were the least inclined to raise it. Sometimes we disagreed with the intelligence assessment. Sometimes we thought even if the intelligence was good, you don’t necessarily put the country on (alert)… there were times when some people were really aggressive about raising it, and we said ‘for that?'In the wake of this week's bogus New York Subway alert, Bloggermann posts details of thirteen instances where a heightened US terrorist alert seems to have coincided very, very neatly with political expediency.
- former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge.
About time someone did this.