Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cheney Is the Anthrax Killer

Brad Friedman of the Bradblog has a good piece at The Guardian which nicely covers all the angles in the anthrax case of late, including this "embarrassing" hand-scrawled letter from Ivin's drug-challenged therapist, and also linking to this very good article at TPM (check the comments too):
Officially, the U.S. does not have or keep any weapons-grade anthrax. President Nixon ordered the dismantling of U.S. biowarfare programs in 1969 and the destruction of all existing bioweapons, including anthrax.
And there you have it. This is all part of the secret government that has been steadily building influence since WWII.

I think what's really telling about this case is that the idiots in the FBI do not really understand what they are talking about, and yet they assume that the rest of us are just as stupid - in fact, even more stupid. Because they think they are all so very clever.
"I'm #1 - Why try harder?"
This, like the election of Bush himself, is directly attributable to the dismal state of education in the USA. Bush's USA is a society in rapid decline, which is a good thing for the rest of the world. The big problem is that the idiots in charge are armed to the teeth.

Meanwhile, the PM of NZ got a white powder envelope today. Is that just coincidence? I note that the Otago Daily Times was top story at yesterday, with an article taking the piss out of the FBI's anthrax investigation in a way the US press would never dare attempt (even Brad Friedman has to write for the Brits). So was this a warning to the Kiwis?

Who knows.