I just want to point out the futility crying politics every time there is some sort of terror alert. To claim that the Bush administration is doing this for political reasons implies that you KNOW that there is no real threat, and therefore the conclusion is that Bush has to be messing with us. Of course these people, like the rest of us, don't know anything about the intelligence information involved.
Could the alerts be political? Sure. But this knee jerk reaction by some every time the subject comes up does nobody any good, and probably has the effect of making officials in the administration second guess themselves whenever the timing of an alert coincides with political events, which we don't need them doing. I know some people are blinded by Bush hating rage, but this is dangerous stuff. I think we can all agree that we don't want any attacks, so how about some benefit of the doubt? Without putting forward some proof, this is just partisan BS, and potentially dangerous BS at that.
The real fear is that Bush's numbers go up every time there is a terror alert, so they must be questioned. Perhaps if these people could choose a candidate that didn't have such a soft national security record they wouldn't have to worry about his numbers taking a dive every time people are reminded that we are at war.