I’m torn on the story about the suicide of Bruce Ivins, who was under investigation for the 2001 Anthrax attacks.? It always bothered me that we never caught the guy, or even seemed to be concerned about it.? I’m glad it looks like this was definitely the guy, but it sucks that it took forever to find him and they weren’t able arrest him and find out the truth.
Glenn Greenwald of Salon has an interesting take on it and the media’s jump to conclusions:
If the now-deceased Ivins really was the culprit behind the attacks, then that means that the anthrax came from a U.S. Government lab, sent by a top U.S. Army scientist at Ft. Detrick. Without resort to any speculation or inferences at all, it is hard to overstate the significance of that fact. From the beginning, there was a clear intent on the part of the anthrax attacker to create a link between the anthrax attacks and both Islamic radicals and the 9/11 attacks.