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07-15-2007, 08:27 PM
The Anthrax Attacks


Oct 2, 2001: The Patriot Act is introduced in Congress. The next day, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D) accuses the Bush administration of reneging on an agreement on this anti-terrorist bill. [Washington Post, 10/4/01 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A2521-2001Oct3)] Anthrax letters are sent to Leahy and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D) on October 9. [CNN, 11/18/01 (http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/conditions/11/18/anthrax.letter/)]

FBI Stymied In Efforts To Solve Anthrax Case (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4792&highlight=Anthrax)

9/11 CitizensWatch.org's Write Up On The Anthrax Attacks (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showpost.php?p=36637&postcount=2)

Remember Anthrax? (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5952&highlight=Anthrax)

Bioterror (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8264&highlight=Anthrax)

White House Dodges Anthrax Questions (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8873&highlight=Anthrax)

Anthrax Victim's Widow Says Government May Know Who Killed Husband (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12707&highlight=Anthrax)

The Fantasy Link: 9/11, Anthrax, And The Iraq War (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12716&highlight=Anthrax)

5 Years Later, FBI Discovers Anthrax Wasn't "Near-Military-Grade Biological Weapon" (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12787&highlight=Anthrax)

Congress Members "Furious" At FBI For "Blackout" Of 2001 Anthrax Attacks Probe (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13025&highlight=Anthrax)

Times Ordered To Reveal Anthrax Sources For Dr. Steven Hatfill (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13222&highlight=Anthrax)

Congress, FBI Battle Over Anthrax Investigation (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13235&highlight=Anthrax)

Congress Demands Anthrax Probe Answers (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13810&highlight=Anthrax)

Anthrax Attack On U.S. Congress Made By Scientists And Cover Up By FBI, Expert Says (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13815&highlight=Anthrax)

U.S. Weapons Legislator Says Anthrax Attacks Part Of Gov. Bio-Warfare Program (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13834&highlight=Anthrax)

Holt Wants Hearings On FBI Anthrax Investigation (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14720&highlight=Anthrax)

Anthrax Coverup: A Government Insider Speaks Out (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15985&highlight=Anthrax)

Hatfill Seeks Court Order Forcing Journalists To Reveal Sources In Anthrax Case (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15995&highlight=Anthrax)

07-16-2007, 04:42 PM
SLC has "debunked" my above post with this (http://screwloosechange.blogspot.com/2007/07/hat-tip-to-jon-gold.html).

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement issued at 9:30 p.m.: "These have been complex and difficult negotiations, but after much hard effort we have completed work on this bipartisan agreement."

Meaning that Leahy agreed to the Patriot Act on 10/3, 6 days before the Anthrax Letters, and there was no need to send him Anthrax.

However, what screwloosechange failed to mention is that Congress was being pressured by civil rights groups not to pass the legislation because "people are being told that if they do not sign onto this bill they will be blamed for the next terrorist act", and "the administration (was) bullying lawmakers to overlook constitutional issues that merit greater scrutiny."

It's possible the Administration required "insurance" to make sure the House passed it on 10/24, and the Senate passed it on 10/25 so they could sign it into law on 10/26.

They also failed to address EVERYTHING ELSE in the post.