Pffft, Just Another Broken Law (Biological Weapons This Time, Yawn)

Dave is all concerned about international law and illegal biological weapons potentially produced by the US (emphasis mine):

You see, the process used to create this anthrax was in flagrant violation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (more here). The United States is not just a cosigner, it is one of the chief authors of this particular international law, which has been in effect since 1972. Chief among its tenets is the prohibition against developing new biological-weapons processes.

The FBI’s self-evident conclusion that the anthrax was produced at Fort Detrick is manifest evidence that we are violating that law — and have probably been doing so for some time, even preceding the Bush regime.

Indeed, we’ve known since this spring that the anthrax was almost certainly produced there, when a Fox News report on a possible breakthrough in the case disclosed that “scientists at Fort Detrick openly discussed how the anthrax powder they were asked to analyze after the attacks was nearly identical to that made by one of their colleagues.”

So you’ll have to excuse us if we are not quite ready to move along. In fact, as Jane says, it’s time for a full-blown, front-page congressional investigation.

Why bother?  No one is going to go to jail for this.  Accountability is as much a joke as our legal system.  So just relax and enjoy the ride my friends.  Who knows what exotic and dangerous laws we’ll break next?  Its kind of exciting really, if you think of it that way.

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