Stephen Green (back after an extended hiatus and brilliant as ever) finds that only three nations could have created the anthrax used in the attacks of last year. One is the US, another is the UK, and the third is… you guessed it, Iraq.
It’s very possible that the source of the anthrax was not a domestic terrorist, but Iraq. The domestic theory doesn’t hold much water, as someone would need access to equipment that simply cannot be bought on the open market to create a strain of anthrax with that level of weaponization. Nor can a government worker simply walk out of a US facility carrying that much weapons-grade anthrax. Occam’s Razor says that the simplest explanation is almost always the best, and it’s lot simpler to believe that a terrorist group got their hands on Iraq anthrax than it is to believe that someone managed to sneak material from a heavily-guarded US lab.
I have a feeling that there is a connection between Iraq and the anthrax attacks on the Senate and major media outlets. I have a feeling that the government believes the connection exists as well, but cannot release the information quite yet, or the picture isn’t yet complete. However, the fact is that even if Iraq was not directly or indirectly responsible for the attacks, they could have done something similar. Waiting for that scenario to occur before the US takes action would be dangerous and irresponsible.