August 01, 2008

Anthrax Killer Caught?

The story doesn't come out and say it, but seems to hint at it pretty strongly. The guy worked at the US Army lab that researches and investigates anthrax, was being investigated, and committed suicide this week. There isn't any proof in this early story, and they have been wrong before (they paid Hatfill about $5.5 million this spring), but this might be wrapped up.

I sorta thought we'd never know who did it.

Posted by baltar at August 1, 2008 09:25 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Homeland Insecurity | Politics


Dude, Sadaam did it! Did you not get the memo?

Posted by: jacflash at August 1, 2008 10:09 AM | PERMALINK

Mmmm, maybe.

I tend not to read Greenwald (what with him being shrill and all), but today's post on this topic is pretty good stuff.

Posted by: Armand at August 1, 2008 10:45 AM | PERMALINK

I'm generally with you on Greenwald, but to his immense credit he's been pushing this story hard (again yesterday) and it deserves the widest possible attention.

Posted by: jacflash at August 4, 2008 08:08 AM | PERMALINK

And the NYTimes had a story this morning, with the FBI already backing away: now, it's a "mound" of circumstantial evidence but no direct proof, and no proof (thus far) that he was in New Jersey to mail the letters.

If the FBI has screwed this up, it will get really, really ugly.

Posted by: baltar at August 4, 2008 08:21 AM | PERMALINK

It's definitely looking like the FBI has screwed this up. The worst part is that, while it almost certainly isn't anything more than a screwup, it could be seen as a part of a big conspiracy.

Speaking of which, I have a feeling that IF the media and/or Congress really commit to pulling the curtain back on this one, it's going to get really REALLY ugly anyway. Question is, will anyone out in middle America (beyond those already fired up on Bush-hatred) care, or even pay attention? I'm not optimistic.

Posted by: jacflash at August 4, 2008 10:31 AM | PERMALINK

And of course the millions already "fired up on Bush-hatred" don't count. I mean I'm used to them being seen as unAmerican rabble-rousers and the Broders and Hiatts of the world thinking them unworthy of consideration. But I remain unclear on why the tv networks don't bother with 'em. Given how low the number of viewers is for the nightly cable "news" shows you'd think one of 'em other than Olberman would want to benefit from that demographic. But, apparently not.

Posted by: Armand at August 4, 2008 12:19 PM | PERMALINK
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