As has long been known, the FBI bungled its initial investigation into the athrax attacks of 2001, accusing an innocent man of the crime. Now, newly released is casting doubt on the guilt of Bruce Ivins, who committed suicide while under investigation for the crime. The FBI maintains that he's the culprit, but its forensic evidence is less conclusive than previously thought. Greenwald:
That there's so much lingering doubt about who was responsible for this indescribably consequential attack is astonishing, and it ought to be unacceptable. Other than a desire to avoid finding out who the culprit was (and/or to avoid having the FBI's case against Ivins subjected to scrutiny), there's no rational reason to oppose an independent, comprehensive investigation into this matter.