Comments on: Ridge says he was pushed to raise terror alert before election http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395598 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 06:43:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395598 eric h ,the impression that i have, when it comes to full disclosure,the democrats just want to cherry pick what should be disclosed. Cheney has not tried to object to any files only that the total story is revealed including the ones that justified their successes. The latest witch hunt, will cover material that has already been involved in a full investigation on a none partisan basis.Not good enough for the democrats they what to use some one who is sympathetic to them. What happened to the case against the armed black panthers stopping people being able to vote? something else you want to over look?

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395579 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:07:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395579 Actually Eric, you made it personal because you were responding directly to my post even if you don’t want to admit it. So, don’t be a hypocrite.

No Eric, you do not know the truth of this. Every single time this democratic administration tries to dig up dirt on the last 8 years, they come up empty handed and the headline of a story goes away. That simply says they have nothing, nothing at all, even if people like you want to believe an author of a new book who needs to make money. I don’t blame Ridge, he is an opportunist, like all politicians are. This story will go away too, just like the Scott McClellan book did.

As I said earlier, every administration has their critics and that’s fine, but Bush did no more and no less than anyone before him. Whatever, Obama will have this critics too and people who are going to profit off some sordid tale…

Right back at you with knowing about my views on government corruption or anything else…You really are a hypocrite. It’s a case of the pot calling the kettle black…

As for hitting a nerve, you are too easy…

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395571 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 19:06:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395571 Actually TC I don’t bother with these types of books. My point was that are still people out there, like yourself if you want to make this personal, who will defend the Bush administration to bitter indictment filled end. You know as well as I do that Bush and Cheney will fight any disclosure of documents pertaining to their eight years office even twenty years from now. The same way Bush 43 has tried to cover up documents from Bush 41’s term in office. Don’t deny it, it was one of the first things he did upon being elected.

Once again you speak in broad terms and classifications that fit your view of those who disagree with you. The reality is that know very little about me or my views on government corruption or any thing else for that matter.

I do find it telling that you felt the need to respond to my post personally as if I had hit a nerve…….

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By: jsamuel http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395569 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:05:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395569 This story is not about selling a book, it’s about how the Secretary of Homeland Security is admitting the Bush administration used the so-called terror alert level as a political tool. For people who defend the Bushies, regardless of facts, the only option here is to try and change the subject to the sales of books. When Paul O’Niell and Richard Clarke came out with their books, it was the same chorus from the right about selling books. They couldn’t dispute the content of those books, however.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395561 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:50:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395561 Eric you miss the point. This story is about selling a book. All administrations have dirty little tales about the inner workings of the White House. Okay, fine. It isn’t so much about being “a Bush fan” or being a “hypocrite”. But we won’t know the truth about any administration until the White House documents are released 20 or so years later. Until then, it is just a person who is writing a book and needs to sell it to make money. Simple as that.

However, there are those, like you, who take that book as gospel. Well, the tide will turn on this administration and the “Chicago thugs” how are running it. It will be you who will defend the current administration, because that is what you do by breaking it down to such a simple ideology rather than to look at the bigger picture by realizing “all” administrations are the same. This one will be no different.

So quit salivating over this. What goes around, comes around…

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395553 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:13:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395553 Yes the few Bush fans still out there will blow this off and salivate while they wait for some scandal to erupt out of the Obama administration. Nothing seems to shake their devotion to a president about who every day brings to light some shady dealings or lies. Some on the right are just waiting and hoping for Obama to screw up. Just the positive attitude we need to move our country forward. I remember not to long ago if you said or published any thing that was critical of Bush or his policies you were branded as un-patriotic and un-american. Now the right is adopting the “it’s patriotic to disagree with the government” stance but when Bush was in charge they followed along like good little sheep. What’s the word I’m looking for here? Oh yes …. hypocrite.

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By: 86henry http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395552 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:01:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395552 Financial experts have traditionally held that equities belong in a portfolio because, despite involving greater risk than cash or bonds, when held over the long term they offer higher return potential. However, that conventional wisdom has come under fire since the double whammy of the dot-com crash and the credit crunch. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to revisit the amount you’ve allocated to stocks, understanding both sides of the argument can help you make a more informed decision.

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By: jsamuel http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395525 Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:00:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395525 Whatever! I can’t wait until the future authors tell their “tales” too about the current administration. It is going to be the most corrupt administration in history.
They are Chicago thugs…

In other news, “Aide to Former House Republican Leader Indicted in Abramoff Case.”

Yeah, whatever.

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By: chomskisright http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395470 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:31:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395470 Bush and friends used the words terror and wmd so many times it was ridiculous, to scare people, and it worked, because we have so many gullible cretins in our midst. Judith Miller wrote about 12 articles in the NYT, using information from Chalabi and others opposed to Saddam, essentially promoting the invasion, using lies and innuendo. Ironically enough, the U.S. has instigated more terror throughout the world than all countries combined to further their imperialist agenda, i.e. Iraq, Nicaraugua, Viet Nam, Grenada, Panama, Columbia, and the list goes on. Our good buddy Israel, which gets nearly 6 billion per year and other military aid, also terrorizes Palestinians and Lebanese, then calls them terrorists. Typical. Bush stated in an interview, which I witnessed, that he was not concerned with Osama Bin Laden, after 9-11, when he was coercing everyone to let him invade Iraq. Dick Cheney told a reporter in 1994 that the reason Poppy Bush did not go after Suddam is that we would get involved in a quagmire due to the differing factions such as Sunnis and Shiites. I witnessed that statement, also. If that does not tell you that they lied constantly, then you refuse to listen.

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/20/ridge-says-he-was-pushed-to-raise-terror-alert-before-election/comment-page-1/#comment-395457 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:27:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19260#comment-395457 All this to sell a book. Whatever! I can’t wait until the future authors tell their “tales” too about the current administration. It is going to be the most corrupt administration in history. We are getting a glimpse of it now. They are Chicago thugs…

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