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Global War on Terror Watch: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Says He was “Blindsided”


Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa listens to a question about President Bush’s immigration policies, as he comments on Bush’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, outside the mayor’s official residence, the Getty House, in Los Angeles. Villaraigosa, in a nationally televised Spanish-language speech, faulted the White House Tuesday for policies he said pushed more Americans into poverty and failed to address a crisis in education.

ASSociated Press: L.A. Mayor Blindsided by Bush Announcement

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he was blindsided by President Bush’s announcement of new details on a purported 2002 hijacking plot aimed at a downtown skyscraper, and described communication with the White House as “nonexistent.”

“I’m amazed that the president would make this (announcement) on national TV and not inform us of these details through the appropriate channels,” the mayor told The Associated Press. “I don’t expect a call from the president — but somebody.”

“I go to work every day knowing that we are a target,” Villaraigosa said.

The mayor said homeland security needs better funding, including for the protection of high-risk targets in Los Angeles. He said some funding could be redirected from the war in Iraq, but he did not advocate an immediate withdrawal of troops.

Mayor AV is whining……after your partisan comments on the President’s State of the Union address what do you expect?


No way……..

Mayor AV you can do better……..

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One thought on “Global War on Terror Watch: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Says He was “Blindsided”

  1. One small wrinkle… Villaraigosa wasn’t mayor until 2005.

    So let’s see.. by 2002, when the alleged LA terror plot occurred, Antonio Villaraigosa had:

    Failed the bar exam 4 times
    Presided over the LA chapter of the ACLU
    Just failed in a 2001 bid for the LA Mayor’s office

    … and the President didn’t provide full disclosure of national security matters to him?

    I’m shocked, simply shocked.


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