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Great Minds…

Michael at Musing’s musings called his post, Six years on, while Eric Alterman at Altercation added a flourish with his post, Six years on …

Michael’s is a prose exposition, while Dr. A’s is a list, but the questions and contradictions are there and worth reading.

And while you are contemplating what you find, remember the anthrax mailings. They were after 9/11; they were never solved; they cost billions to guard against; and they are the reason it takes forever for mail to reach Congress. What did they do, enact a trademark restriction in the USA PATRIOT act that says Acts of Terrorism™ can only be made by al Qaeda®?

6 comments

1 andante { 09.11.07 at 10:37 pm }

When it dawned on me the United States had been attacked, I was apprehensive. But it never occurred to me that our little wide spot in the road might be in danger.

The mailbox at the end of my driveway? That was totally different; it was a long time before I nonchalantly opened an envelope.

2 Bryan { 09.11.07 at 10:49 pm }

We had a “radio personality” down here lose his job after he sent a couple of crushed aspirins along with his water bill. I forget what his excuse was, but people panicked.

There were a lot of postal workers who retired early during that time. I don’t doubt that there were more heart attacks brought on by the stress.

That was really scary, everywhere, because, as you say, it was in your mail box, not a city a couple of states away.

3 whig { 09.12.07 at 2:57 am }

Even recently, Keith Olbermann received a letter with white powder. I don’t know the status of that investigation, but even when it isn’t anthrax it’s still terrorism, especially with the investigation of that having been dropped to the curb.

4 Bryan { 09.12.07 at 7:03 am }

Anthrax is true terrorism – all it takes is a little baking soda for the system to be thrown into panic.

5 whig { 09.12.07 at 5:34 pm }

And what has the federal government done about it?

6 Bryan { 09.12.07 at 7:07 pm }

Hey, conducting a real investigation is too much like work for these people.