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Tom Ridge gibt zu, unter Druck der Bush-Wiederwahl 2004 den „Terroralert“ beim Department of Homeland Security hochgesetzt zu haben.

Tom Ridge: I Was Pressured To Raise Terror Alert To Help Bush Win

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UPDATE: Former Bush administration officials are vehemently denying Ridge’s statements.

„We went over backwards repeatedly and with great discipline to make sure politics did not influence any national security and homeland security decisions,“ former White House chief of staff Andy Card told Politico. „The clear instructions were to make sure politics never influenced anything.“

„Under no circumstance was Tom Ridge or anyone else directed to change the threat level,“ former homeland security adviser Frances Townsend said. „It didn’t work that way, and it certainly didn’t work that way in 2004. It was always an apolitical process.“

It seems that no other former top Bush political and national security officials were willing to respond.

Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com

 
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24/08/2009 - Posted by | Alle Nachrichten

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