No more threat levels!

I guess the recent election was more important than we all could have fathomed. Because I don’t know what else possibly could have happened to allow Ashcroft to write this in his resignation letter (emphasis mine):

The demands of justice are both rewarding and depleting. I take great personal satisfaction in the record which has been developed. The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved.

Did I miss something? Or, could he have possibly known the meaning was so duplicitous? I guess it is accurate in the sense that there have been no further attacks on the homeland, but please. This is grandiose.

—Nov 09, 2004