Remember The Anthrax Letters?

Perhaps the single most common refrain from the White House and the president's allies is that there have been no terrorist attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. That's incorrect — about a month after 9/11, someone sent weaponized anthrax to two Democratic senators and several news outlets. Five Americans were killed and 17 more suffered serious illnesses.

One woman in Florida who was widowed by the attack is still waiting for some answers, and she's willing to go to court to get them.

Nearly five years after Bob Stevens' death, the first in the anthrax attacks that terrified a nation, "I want to know what happened," his widow, who's sued the government, said Wednesday from her lawyer's office. "I want to go into court and find out what happened. What information's obviously there. The truth is there."

It's been five years; where did this story go? The administration stopped talking about it, the media stopped reporting on it, and the public stopped asking about it. Why is that?

-- Guest Post by Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report


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