Tuesday, April 30, 2002

A Kook Opines On Smallpox

Okay, so Hackworth is a kook. So what? He still brings up some good points.

A smallpox attack could kill millions, maim tens of millions, and crush our current economic recovery. The fallout from such an attack would likely be the use of nuclear weapons by the US against the assumed perpetrators, and all the ensuing global instability that would bring.

If our government is unwilling to immunize our citizens against such an attack because of the potential side-effects for a few, then how can we even bother to pretend that our nation's security is of the highest concern to our elected leaders?

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