Over the last decade, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, a prominent lawyer, presidential advisor and biowarfare consultant to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, has urged the government to counter what he called a major threat to national security.
Terrorists, he warned, could easily engineer a devastating killer germ: a form of anthrax resistant to common antibiotics.
U.S. intelligence agencies have never established that any nation or terrorist group has made such a weapon, and biodefense scientists say doing so would be very difficult.
Nevermind, can you use fear to make a profit?
Danzig did this while serving as a director of a biotech startup that won $334 million in federal contracts to supply just such a drug, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.
Meanwhile, let's cut more food stamps and Medicare.
Oh, and based on the above, you might think Danzig was a "loyal Bushie".
He's not, he has substantial connections to both Clinton and Obama too.
A bipartisan approach to making a profit on panic.
So ignore this scandal and go back to Benghazi.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]