So maybe he wasn’t about to nuke D.C. after all

June 15th, 2002 – 2:42 pm
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On Wednesday, both people in the Bush adminstration and law enforcement officials admitted that Attorney General John Ashcroft’s remarks about Jose Padilla were exaggerated. Is anyone really surprised by this? The whole reason for announcing this arrest in the first place was to try and distract attention away from the pre-9/11 screw-ups in the FBI and CIA, so Ashcroft (who has always been willing to twist the truth) made it sound as important as he could. Read the USA Today article about it here.

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