WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors investigating the 2001
anthrax attacks were planning to indict and seek the death penalty
against a top Army microbiologist in connection with anthrax mailings
that killed five people. The scientist, who was developing a vaccine
against the deadly toxin, committed suicide this week.

scientist, Bruce E. Ivins, worked for the past 18 years at the
government’s biodefense labs at Fort Detrick, Md. For more than a
decade, he worked to develop an anthrax vaccine that was effective even
in cases where different strains of anthrax were mixed, which made
vaccines ineffective, according to federal documents reviewed by the AP.

Glenn Greenwald has more on the role ABC New’s played in linking the anthrax attacks to Saddam based on “well-placed and separate sources.”

3 thoughts on “Anthrax

  1. If an employee of a news organization sees a man murder another man, does he have an obligation to report that to the police? Anyone who hesitates in answering “yes” is an idiot, at the very least. So, ABC News has a legal obligation to report to the “police” the perpetrators of this fraud. If they don’t do so, they are guilty of obstruction of justice and are accessories after the fact. Now, the question should be, why isn’t someone in jail over this?

  2. Duh, I’m a slow learner. It is very possible, if not very likely that ABC News did report all of this to the feds. But, it would be “inconvenient truths” so as par for the course, the Bush administration criminals would simply file it in the round file. It is just so hard to learn that our government is not to be trusted in any way on any subject.

  3. I hate to sound Tinfoil hat here, but with the Bush WH I have to wonder if his “suicide” wasn’t assisted.
    Even at that, I could also see a scenario that if he was innocent, lost his job, came under public scorn, etc. – could that have led to depression and suicide?

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