I posted earlier on asinine remarks of outgoing Health and Human Services Sec Tommy Thompson regarding the ease with which terrorist could attack our food supply. Guess someone told Shrub to make a statement on that, except it does nothing to contradict or reassure anyone. Just move your lips and we’ll make up the rest, you moron. Bush Downplays Thompson’s Terror Worries. (AP):
Bush said that the government is doing what it can to safeguard the public from threats, but much work remains.
…Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said in a speech Friday announcing his coming departure from the Bush Cabinet that he worries “every single night” about a possible terror attack on the food supply.
Despite dramatic increases in inspections of food imports, only “a very minute amount” of food is tested at ports and airports, Thompson said.
“For the life of me, I cannot understand why the terrorists have not attacked our food supply because it is so easy to do,” Thompson said. “We are importing a lot of food from the Middle East, and it would be easy to tamper with that.”
Asked to respond to Thompson’s comments, Bush neither criticized them nor implied that the food supply is safer than Thompson asserted.