Saturday, April 29, 2006

Ag Department Chief Undermines Rumsfeld’s China Strategy

Dear President Bush,

Are you tired of refereeing your underlings? Just last week Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld proposed using U.S. Mad Cow’s to incite poor rural Chinese farmers to rebel. In return America would import Chinese chickens infected with bird flu. Rumsfeld noted measures could be taken to minimize the number of Chinese chickens that actually make it to the U.S. by routing them through Mexico.

The problem for Sec. Rumsfeld is the Ag chief estimates only 4 to 7 cows in all the U.S. have Mad Cow disease. I think he is counting on broader coverage in the Chinese countryside than can be provided by a handful of riot inciting Mad Cows.

Is this one of those cases where the public gets one part of the story, while key data is not shared or remains classified? If you can do it to Congress, it becomes a cakewalk to dupe the American people. Write me back, I want to know.

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