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Wag the dog? Tom Ridge says GWB exaggerated terrorist threats to win the 2004 election.
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by Tom, Downtown North,
on Aug 22, 2009
Tom Ridge was the Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush. He says that Bush cronies John Ashcroft and Don Rumsfeld attempted to escalate the national security threat level ahead of the 2004 election for political gain.
"I should have known better," wrote Ridge, calling the incident one of his few regrets related to his time in public service.