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Lingering mystery: Congressman calls for probe into 2001 anthrax attacks

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More than seven years after the first bio-terror attack on the United States, Congress is considering creating a commission to probe the government’s response to the anthrax-laced letters that killed five people.

Representative Rush Holt, a Democrat, has submitted a bill that would create a bipartisan commission to investigate the government’s handling of the 2001 attacks, which also exposed 17 people to the powdery anthrax spores.

“Myriad questions remain about the anthrax attacks and the government’s bungled response to the attacks,” Holt said in a statement.

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Holt said in a statement that the commission would review an investigation conducted by the FBI, which for years pursued the wrong suspect before turning its attention to a government anthrax researcher who committed suicide before he could be charged.

“The bipartisan commission would make recommendations to the president and Congress on how the country can best prevent and respond to any future bio-terrorism attack,” Holt said.

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[3] Deal reached in U.S. 2001 anthrax death suit: filing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/deal-reached-in-u-s-2001-anthrax-death-suit-filing.html

[4] Congressman and Scientist: FBI Theory that Mail-Sorting Machines Crushed Anthrax to a Fine Powder “Patently Ridiculous”… Anthrax was Weaponized: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congressman-and-scientist-fbi-theory-that-mail-sorting-machines-crushed-anthrax-to-a-fine-powder-patently-ridiculous-anthrax-was-weaponized.html

[5] Why People Who Question the Anthrax Attacks Won’t Question 9/11: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-people-who-question-the-anthrax-attacks-wont-question-911.html

[6] FBI admits missteps, but defends anthrax probe: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-admits-missteps-but-defends-anthrax-probe.html

[7] Chief suspect in US anthrax attacks found dead: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chief-suspect-in-us-anthrax-attacks-found-dead.html

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