Petard Watch
Posted by aogSaturday, 15 February 2003 at 16:19 TrackBack Ping URL
A widow has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the federal government based on the claim that lax security at a Maryland facility allowed anthrax attacks to kill her husband. As others have commented, the case for the anthrax originating at the Maryland lab is pretty thin and the leaks concerning seem to have been more about the government PR than substance. Now those same leaks are coming back to haunt the Bush Administration because they will form the factual basis (such as it is) of the lawsuit. The feds are between a rock and a hard place because if they admit that there's no real evidence linking the lab to the anthrax attacks as a defense then there's someone else who will be able to file a lawsuit based on that admission.