AMERICA THE VULNERABLE

A DISASTER IS JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN IF IRAQ UNLEASHES ITS POISONS AND GERMS

Saddam Hussein's unwatched arsenal of poisons and germs can redouble the threat to America, and the terrorists are already among us. That message fairly screamed at Americans last week. In the shadow of the World Trade Center, the target of a bombing in 1993, New York City began the week with a drill involving 600 police, fire fighters and FBI agents responding to a mock attack by terrorists supposedly using deadly VX nerve gas, which Iraq has produced in vast quantities. The following day, in Fairfax, Va., a jury convicted Mir Aimal Kasi, a Pakistani, of assassinating two CIA employees in...