Is it possible that the Bush administration would try to whip up a frenzy of fear about a disease in order to justify a) violating the spirit– if not the letter– of the Constitution by using the military to turn the nation into a collection of quarantined hamlets (each ripped from the plot of a bad movie); and/or b) fattening the coffers of a Big Pharma company that– not coincidentally– can proudly name the Secretary of Defense as one of its biggest stakeholders?

Is it possible that Hot Doug’s is the only thing keeping me from becoming a vegetarian?

Read the following story, to which I was alerted in an e-mail alert from the good folks at the National Vaccine Information Center.

Rummy’s bird flu bonanza
by F. William Engdahl

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