Monday, September 18, 2006

Why BushCo And The Current System In Washington Can't Make Us Safer

Bid to Stockpile Bioterror Drugs Stymied by Setbacks - New York Times:
“The inept implementation of the program has led the best brains and the best scientists to give up, to look elsewhere or devote their resources to medical initiatives that are not focused on biodefense,” said Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland.

Even some former department officials who helped create BioShield are dismayed.

“I find this all rather repugnant,” said D. A. Henderson, a former top bioterrorism official. “You have people here who, in the face of a problem of serious import, are using every tactic they can to line their own pockets.”
Unless the cycle of lobby/legislate/litigate is broken, Big Government and Big Business will continue to take the money and run, at the expense of everything America needs and pretends to be. The current system only works for the rich and greedy and does nothing to improve the general welfare and safety. It's broke, and nobody is fixing it!

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