Wednesday, February 04, 2004


The discovery of the deadly poison ricin in Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's mail is very disturbing, and it raises an interesting point, as proclaimed in today's lead editorial in the Wall Street Journal (available today at
The ricin letters are also a reminder that the threat of terror remains clear and present. There's been a lot of talk lately that the failure to discover any stockpiles of WMD in Iraq proves that the terror threat isn't "imminent" and that we can return to our pre-9/11 way of countering it. Is ricin's arrival in a Senate mailroom imminent enough?
Good question.

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