Thompson chastises Chertoff for 'gut feeling' terror comment

Kaplan, Jonathan E.
July 2007
Hill;7/13/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 85, p12
The article reports that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson castigates Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff for his remarks about an impending terrorist attack in the U.S. Chertoff said that he had a gut feeling that the country faced a higher risk of attack. According to Thompson, Chertoff's comments were not based on informed measurements. Rep. Peter King directly addressing the comment said that it is a feeling that is shared by almost everybody.


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