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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:51 PM
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Tom "Duct Tape" Ridge: "Another Attack Inevitable"
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&nci...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Departing Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said on Friday he believed another attack on the United States was inevitable, and warned that America should not focus just on al Qaeda, but also on similar groups that could carry out attacks.

"I have accepted the inevitability of another attack or attacks," Ridge said in an interview on the eve of his departure from the department launched two years ago to guard against another attack like that of Sept. 11, 2001.

"It could be al Qaeda or it could be al Qaeda-like organizations," said Ridge, who departs on Feb. 1. "I do think, when we talk about global terrorism, (it is) better ... that America doesn't focus just on al Qaeda."

"There are a lot of al Qaeda-like organizations and there are quite a few (Osama) bin Laden wannabes out there -- you've got one of them operating in Iraq (news - web sites) right now," he said, referring to al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:55 PM
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1. Nana, nana, nana
just don't say I didn't tell you so is his way of covering his butt.
Of course there will be more attacks if bush continues to piss off the rest of the planet.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:59 PM
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2. I though we would be attacked only if Kerry were elected.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:02 PM
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4. Yeah, you're RIGHT...the "he can't protect you guy" LOST...
SO WE'RE SAFE!

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:49 PM
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8. Not only attacked but end up dead if you vote for a Liberal...nt
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:59 PM
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3. I'm shocked....SHOCKED!!!
And here I thought Cheney told us voting for Kerry would determine if we are attacked again... :eyes:
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:03 PM
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5. It's because so many of us voted for Kerry
See, 49% of the folks *did* vote for Kerry, and we will have to be punished for that.

:P
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:10 PM
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6. He just blabbed himself out of a Medal of Freedom
but he's holding on to that cushy consultant's slot with Carlyle
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:31 PM
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7. Of course it's inevitable
We still need a reason to invade Iran.
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