RED ALERT, because we say so

"[F]ormer Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge says Bush administration officials frequently pressed him to raise the terrorist alert level even when the evidence for doing so was weak," writes Kevin. He quotes Ridge: 'More often than not we were the least inclined to raise it...There were times when some people were really aggressive about raising it, and we said, For that?' "On the Daily Show last week, Ridge was adamant that politics was never, ever involved in raising the alert level. But if it wasn't politics, what was it? Do we have a crew of nervous nellies running the country?" (Political Animal)

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