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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-14-08 05:01 PM
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34. I can think of several reasons
Edited on Thu Aug-14-08 05:10 PM by Mabus
It took a while to cultivate a new batch. It also takes a while for anthrax to work. If you recall, the first death attributed to anthrax was Oct. 5. Until then, no one - except the person or people responsible for sending the letters - knew about them.

I could also go really :tinfoilhat: and point out that the Office of Homeland Security was created by an EO signed by Bush on Oct. 8. What better time for another round of attacks from an unknown (and possibly foreign) perp. Remember, we were supposed to be scared then.

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 8, 2001

Gov. Ridge Sworn-In to Lead Homeland Security
The East Room

10:53 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Please be seated. Thank you all. Welcome to the White House. Today I signed an executive order creating a new Homeland Security Office, charged with strengthening America's protections against terrorism. And I've picked a really good man to lead that office. (Applause.) In case you hadn't figured it out, it's Tom Ridge. (Laughter.)

edited to add:

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 3, 2001

Radio Address by the President to the Nation

We do not yet know who sent the anthrax -- whether it was the same terrorists who committed the attacks on September the 11th, or whether it was the -- other international or domestic terrorists. We do know that anyone who would try to infect other people with anthrax is guilty of an act of terror. We will solve these crimes, and we will punish those responsible. As we learn more about these anthrax attacks, the government will share the confirmed and credible information we have with you. I'm proud of our citizens' calm and reasoned response to this ongoing terrorist attack.

And don't forget that one of the things that the OHS sought to do was to combine intelligence agencies for intelligence for terrorist attacks? Is this way the investigation was so bungled?
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