Monday, March 13, 2006

The President Who Cried Wolf

Avian Flu Virus

It's a classic story. Call it "The President Who Cried Wolf." So little the current administration puts out is credible that the current threats about avian flu become LOL. Mike Leavitt, Bush's man, has come out with a strategery to help: save an extra can of tuna or three (and perhaps some powdered milk - yum) for when the pandemic hits the U.S. This, of course, is reminiscent of the time Tom Ridge advised us to buy lots of duct tape to seal off every crack around our doors to keep out the terrorist's poison gas. This announcement by Leavitt is more of a "Wag the Dog" diversion to cover falling poll numbers and a burgeoning civil war in our favorite Mid East democracy.Should there actually be an imminent danger from H5N1, the political propaganda this White House foments may well be ignored the way the color-coded warnings of Homeland Security were.


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