from Glenn Greenwald:

We now know -- we knew even before news of Ivins' suicide last night, and know especially in light of it -- that the anthrax attacks didn't come from Iraq or any foreign government at all. It came from our own Government's scientists, from the top Army bioweapons research laboratory.

More significantly, the false reports linking anthrax to Iraq also came from the U.S. Government -- from people with some type of significant links to the same facility responsible for the attacks themselves.

Surely the question of who generated those false Iraq-anthrax reports is one of the most significant and explosive stories of the last decade.

Those fabrications played some significant role -- I'd argue a very major role -- in propagandizing the American public to perceive of Saddam as a threat, and further, propagandized the public to believe that our country was sufficiently threatened by foreign elements that a whole series of radical policies that the neoconservatives both within and outside of the Bush administration wanted to pursue -- including an attack on Iraq and a whole array of assaults on our basic constitutional framework -- were justified and even necessary in order to survive.


from a commenter on digby's site:

What does it tell you when the most significant American crimes of the past fifty years have gone effectively unsolved?

Acts which arguably had very specific effects upon the citizens, society, and economy of the United States?

Crimes where the perps (or, the alleged ones) are killed, declared mentally incompetent, or commit suicide?

What does that tell you?

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