Friday, November 27, 2009

Why The Anthrax Attacks Mattered

Glenzilla points out the role that the anthrax attacks had in helping to push us to war with Iraq even though Saddam Hussein had no role in them. As is usually the case there is simply too much there to excerpt but I will just hit you with the last paragraph which sums up why we shouldn't allow the right wingers to keep claiming that Bush and Cheney kept us safe after 9/11 and why we should all still be pushing for a full investigation into those anthrax attacks.

Here we have one of the most consequential political events of the last decade at least -- a lethal biological terrorist attack aimed at key U.S. Senators and media figures, which even the FBI claims originated from a U.S. military lab. The then-British Ambassador to the U.S. is now testifying what has long been clear: that this episode played a huge role in enabling the attack on Iraq. Even our leading mainstream, establishment-serving media outlets -- and countless bio-weapons experts -- believe that we do not have real answers about who perpetrated this attack and how. And there is little apparent interest in investigating in order to find out. Evidently, this is just another one of those things that we'll relegate to "the irrelevant past," and therefore deem it unworthy of attention from our future-gazing, always-distracted minds.

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