Let me tell you what I think about this:
Ridge was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings; was “blindsided” by the FBI in morning Oval Office meetings because the agency withheld critical information from him; found his urgings to block Michael Brown from being named head of the emergency agency blamed for the Hurricane Katrina disaster ignored; and was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve of President Bush’s re-election, something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over.
What I think about this is that I’m tired of people demanding hard and fast proof that would pass muster before the Supreme Court of the nefarious nature of the right wing. All thinking liberals … all … knew that Bush raising the terror alert when he did was a election related gambit.
Yes, it is nice to know the truth, but when it comes to these people the presumption of innocent is a fools’ errand.