Anthrax Evidence Released
Posted on Aug 6, 2008
The government on Wednesday released some of the evidence collected against biological weapons researcher Bruce E. Ivins, who died of suicide July 29. Anonymous sources peppered media reports earlier in the week, saying that much of the case relied on circumstantial evidence. So far, those reports appear to have been correct.
In an e-mail on Sept. 26, 2001, Ivins wrote: “Osama Bin Laden has just decreed death to all Jews and all Americans”—language that federal agents pointed out was similar to the text found in the anthrax letters that warns: “DEATH TO AMERICA,” “DEATH TO ISRAEL.”
One of the stranger communiques cited by the investigators is a poem Ivins wrote to a friend in December 2001:
“I’m a little dream-self, short and stout.
I’m the other half of bruce—when he lets me out.
When I get all steamed up, I don’t pout.
I push Bruce aside, them I’m free to run about!
Hickory dickory Doc—Doc Bruce ran up the clock.
But something then happened in very strange rhythm.
His other self went and exchanged placed with him.
So now, please guess who
Is conversing with you.
Hickory dickory Doc!
Bruce and this other guy, sitting by some trees,
It’s like having two in one.
Actually it’s rather fun!”