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.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 so that's why I put it on the table. I think it's an important debate for Congress to have.
And it had better be a part of the congressional debate.