No one is satisfied with the FBI investigation into the anthrax terrorism case following on the heels of 9/11. Not Congress, not the National Academy of Sciences, not Lawrence Livermore Labs, not Sandia Labs, not the most prestigious scientific journal in the world, Nature, not Dr. Meryl Nass, not Glenn Greenwald, and not me.
Bush-hating Obama-bots, please explain why Obama wants to quash any new investigations into Amerithrax. With such determination that he would deny funding to the entire intelligence budget. Golly, I thought we were still in a state of national emergency concerning terrorism.
The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2009, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat.
Obama will take away funding from all intelligence agencies just to prevent this case from being further investigated. Unprecedented transparency in government, my ass.
March 15 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama probably would veto legislation authorizing the next budget for U.S. intelligence agencies if it calls for a new investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, an administration official said.
A proposed probe by the intelligence agencies’ inspector general “would undermine public confidence” in an FBI probe of the attacks “and unfairly cast doubt on its conclusions,” Peter Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees.
And why the fuck is Peter Orzag of OMB even commenting on this? No one can now claim that terrorism is a budgetary waste, not after we have re-committed ourselves to inordinately expensive Bush-era war policies and re-declared national emergency states. Did Peter Orzag suddenly develop expert biological insights into bio-terrorism?
Maybe we can no longer afford “to keep Americans safe” from bio-terrorism, because of stupid wars and bailing out capitalist crooks. If so, just say so. We’ll understand. We’ll buy some fucking duct-tape and plastic.
Nope, doesn’t smell like dead rats to me. We’re officially back in “black helicopters” territory.