Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Does no one pay attention to Hollywood?
InstaPundit has a transcript of W discussing the possible responses to an outbreak of the avian flu. Basically, he explains why he wants to explore the possibility of a militarily enforced quarantine:

And who best to be able to effect a quarantine? One option is the use of a military that's able to plan and move.

And so that's why I put it on the table. I think it's an important debate for Congress to have.
Hasn't the man ever seen Outbreak? Or The Stand? The military may be able to plan and move, but they're also always compromised and only make things worse. This has been established in movie after movie.

And it had better be a part of the congressional debate.


The Man said...

Do you mean "The Siege"?

RFTR said...

Um, no... The Siege wasn't a quarantine, it was a siege. Cutting off Manhattan wouldn't be that hard—but the avian flu won't start in Manhattan, it will start in Queens at the airports, and spread into Manhattan and out into Connecticut and New Jersey.

And now you've already lost control.

The Man said...

If it comes in to JFK, it will be stuck in traffic on the Belt for quite a while.

Dave Justus said...

You gotta nuke any effected areas right away. Its the only way to be sure!

RFTR said...

Trust me, you do not want to nuke NYC. Remember, cockroaches survive a nuclear attack. Humans do not. Humans are the cockroach's only natural predator. You do NOT want to create a natural incubator for cockroaches. They WILL conquer the United States in a matter of weeks.

Dave Justus said...

Cockroaches though will survive the super-flu as well, and it will kill all the rest of us off.

So we have to kill the humans in New York, and have New Jersey hold the line against the cockroach hordes.

Of course in response to the emerging 'Mutant New York Cockroach Threat' we will doubtless desploy our Robot Warriors who will, inevitably, betray us and wipe out humanity.

RFTR said...

Dude, I think we've got a script that could put the butts in the seats here.

Call Hollywood!

The Man said...

Can we infect the cockroaches with the Avian flu?

Exile said...

I would see that movie