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It could happen here

Last week, when right-wing blogs were ballyhooing the news that Iraqi insurgents have taken to adding chlorine gas to increase the deadliness of their car bombs as 'proof' of WMD's there, a different thought entirely came to mind. Namely the ease with which such attacks can be replicated here in the US.

Many may not remember, but chlorine gas was also in the news way back at the start of 2005, albeit an accident involving a derailed tanker. Perhaps it was my proximity to that event that prompted the flashback when I heard that insurgents were using chemicals similar to those which killed nine people and sickened hundreds of others.Now imagine the chaos that would have erupted had this been a deliberate attack. Somehow I doubt we would brush it off with the same nonchalantness as the First Lady.

Update: Go read Shakespeare's Sister.