Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

Writer, lawyer, cyclist, rock climber, wanderer of dark residential streets, friend.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


USA Today reports that former Homeland Security Director (and Pennsylvania Governor) Tom Ridge (whom Moon had the good fortune to meet a couple of years ago) has publicly acknowledged that the Homeland Security Council, at the Bush administration's insistence, raised the terror alert in response to "flimsy" evidence or in situations that Ridge and his staff believed did not require elevations in our alert status.

This, of course, begs the question: when? Of course, we all recall cynically suspecting the timing of various terror alerts during the presidential election, as they often seemed closely to coincide with the emergence of information besmirching the administration and its corporate patrons.

Jon at WarForever has some answers.


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