Fran Townsend Spreads Fear & Propaganda On Her Way Out Of Washington

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Outgoing Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend appeared on Tuesday morning's Morning Joe on MSNBC and couldn't resist doing what she did best for the last 4 1/2 years -- spreading fear using unsubstantiated terror warnings and making excuses and running cover for the Bush administration's use of torture.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski does a good job of holding Townsend's feet to the fire, asking tough questions about the GWOT and waterboarding, and then actually following up on them. Near the end of the interview Brzezinski asks her about a recent statement she made about a possible terror threat during the upcoming 2008 elections and Townsend, in typical Bushworld fashion, implies that while there is no credible evidence of any plots in the works, the government should prepare for some sort of disaster -- between the elections and inauguration.


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