June 29, 2004

A SCIENTIST SAYS WE’RE BLOWING IT ON HOMELAND SECURITY against biowar attacks. The program, he says, is generating pork, not progress, and may actually make us more vulnerable, not less so. I don’t know if he’s right here, but it’s certainly plausible.

A certain amount of pork and confusion is inevitable, of course, but my sense is that the Homeland Security measures have been exceptionally bad, and that the Bush Administration would be vulnerable on that, if anyone bothered to make an issue of it.