Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Breaking News: "The British are Coming!"

Tom Ridge recently raised the terror alert level to "high" in certain areas.

Via Yahoo
The Bush administration denied any suggestion that raising the terror alert in New York and Washington so quickly after the Democratic convention was politically motivated. "We don't do politics in the Department of Homeland Security," Ridge said.

Then I guess the "yes man" Ridge never said this:
But we must understand that the kind of information available to us today is the result of the president's leadership in the war against terror, the reports that have led to this alert are the result of offensive intelligence and military operations overseas, as well as strong partnerships with our allies around the world, such as Pakistan.

Yes, such strong leadership. Dean was right on the money. Anytime the Republicans sense any kind of dissent or Democratic unity, it's quickly stifled with the looming terrorist threat. I'm not sure which is sadder: the fact that this adminstration would use such blatant fearmongering for personal gain or the fact that a few undecided voters are actually listening.

Here's how Ridge really views the terror color coded alert (terrible Photoshop job done by myself):

From the New York Times:
The Times reports today that much of the information that led to the heightened alert is actually three or four years old and that authorities had found no concrete evidence that a terror plot was actually under way. This news does nothing to bolster the confidence Americans need that the administration is not using intelligence for political gain.

There you have it folks. Nothing to fear but fear itself... or a fearmongering, lying, sorry excuse for leadership in the White House. This imminent threat we're warned of is actually from intel from three years ago. By that standard, I'd just like to warn all my friends and family that read the blog about the rising Nazi party in Germany. I hear that Hitler guy's a mean mofo.