So. You think this…
“Cues from chatter” gathered around the world are raising concerns that terrorists might try to attack the domestic food and drug supply, particularly illegally imported prescription drugs, acting Food and Drug Administration (news – web sites) Commissioner Lester M. Crawford says.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Crawford said Wednesday that he had been briefed about al-Qaida plans uncovered during recent arrests and raids, but declined further comment about any possible threats.
“While we must assume that such a threat exists generally, we have no specific information now about any al-Qaida threats to our food or drug supply,” said Brian Roehrkasse, spokesman for the Homeland Security Department.
Crawford said the possibility of such an attack was the most serious of his concerns about the increase in states and municipalities trying to import drugs from Canada to save money.
…has anything to do with this?
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Wednesday that President George W. Bush is standing in the way of bipartisan efforts in Congress to allow drug imports from Canada.
He compared the prices of popular drugs in the United States and Canada, noting they are close to more than twice as expensive in the United States. “George Bush stood right there and said: ‘Nope, we’re not going to help people to have lower cost drugs in America, we’re going to help the big drug companies get a great big windfall,” Kerry said, campaigning in Henderson, Nev.
Nah. Couldn’t be. That would be playing politics with terror and Tom Ridge assured us the administration doesn’t do that!
…right before he said, “We must understand that the kind of information available to us today is the result of the president’s leadership in the war against terror.”