Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Terror alerts manipulated

We always thought this was true. The truth will prevail over time. Ridge says don't blame me on bogus terror alerts.

udpate: Same day. Small plane flys over White House. The threat level at the White House was raised to red -- the highest level -- for eight minutes. hmmmmm

The Bush administration periodically put the USA on high alert for terrorist attacks even though then-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge argued there was only flimsy evidence to justify raising the threat level, Ridge now says.

Ridge said he wanted to "debunk the myth" that his agency was responsible for repeatedly raising the alert under a color-coded system he unveiled in 2002.

1 comment:

texmex said...

Typical republican diversionary tactics. Red alert for a freaking Cessna. I learned that the no fly zone is 75 miles in diameter and it strikes me that F-16s and blackhawks were not able to intercept the plane before it got within the 15 mile radius.