Do the math:
a. The President’s approval rating hits an all-time low
b. In the past, raising the terror alert scared the public into supporting the administration, but has since come under attack as being a tool for political gain
c. The President gives a big speech on terrorism to combat criticism of his leadership
d. A heightened security alert is announced on the NY subway
Sounds like a backhanded way to raise the terror alert to us.
From ABC News:
“Department of Homeland Security sources told ABC News they were very doubtful the threat information is credible…”
The city’s police department said it was taking the threat seriously and believed the source was reliable, but also urged the public not to be alarmed because the information had not been verified.