When he was President, George Bush, Sr., considered using nuclear weapons against Iraq if Saddam Hussein resorted to biological warfare.

The form of anthrax found in a letter to Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle is one of its most potent forms and most likely came from expert terrorists. Daschle says FBI investigators concluded that the anthrax strain was ?a very potent form of anthrax that clearly was produced by someone who knew what he or she was doing.? Weapons experts say this suggests that somewhere, someone has access to the sort of germ weapons capable of inflicting huge casualties.
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Senator Joseph Lieberman has urged the Bush administration to support democratic opponents of President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, the same way we are supporting opposition to the Taliban in Afghanistan. However, he stopped short of calling for an immediate military strike on Iraq. The Connecticut senator says there should be a ?phase two? response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He feels the administration should now turn its attention to Iraq as a state that is suspected of supporting and harboring terrorists and says, ?As long as Saddam is there, Iraq is not just going to be a thorn in our side, but a threat to our lives.?read more

Governor George Pataki?s midtown Manhattan office has tested positive for anthrax. No workers are currently known to have been exposed. About 80 employees were evacuated, but other offices in the building remain open.

The governor?s Manhattan offices, on the 38th and 39th floors of 633 Third Avenue between 40th and 41st streets, have been closed for further testing and decontamination. Pataki?s main offices are in the state capital of Albany.

?I feel fine,? Pataki says. ?I feel great.?
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WorldNetDaily.com reports that in the past two days, 14 Syrian men entered Texas on student visas to attend flight schools at Fort Worth?s Meacham International Airport. The State Department lists Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism. Other counties on the watch list are Iraq, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Libya and Sudan.

The Syrians, whose visas expire in April 2002, flew in from London the day before the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its recent ban on student pilots flying private planes around major metropolitan areas.
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