Rachel Maddow interviews Tom Ridge.

Rachel Maddow interviews Tom Ridge.

For anyone that missed it, I highly recommend Rachel Maddow’s interview with former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge from Tuesday night. The way that she questions and challenges him—straightforwardly, honestly, adeptly, with strength and respect—on everything from the possible politicization of raising terror threat levels to the Bush administration’s choice to invade Iraq, is a shining example of her incredible skill in seeking out the truth and speaking truth to power.

I think you should watch the whole interview from the beginning, but if you only have 10 minutes, check out the segment in which Maddow and Ridge discuss the decision to go to war in Iraq.