Ridge: Good Information to Have

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:22 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday he has no doubts about the reliability of the information that prompted him to raise the security alert for U.S. financial institutions.

Ridge said the information came from multiple, credible sources. The good news is that we have the information and can use it, Ridge told NBC's "Today" show.

"I think what it does reveal to America is the sophistication and the degree of complexity and the resolve that our enemies have."

Ridge, appearing on Fox News, admitted that he'd be anxious about going to work today in one of the buildings on the terrorist hit-list. But he said having the information means "we can make these buildings and these people more secure."

Ridge said the information he received suggests that in this instance, a car or truck bomb would be the preferred method of attack.

Ridge said government restructuring since the 9/11 attacks has been "very substantive, very positive," and he said that restructuring has allowed the intelligence community to evaluate threats more quickly and thoroughly.

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