Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Well well well.

What have we here?

Where are the human-rights "activists" protesting this extrajudicial, open-ended detention?
Federal quarantine for TB traveler

ATLANTA - A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis ignored doctors' advice and took two trans-Atlantic flights, leading to the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963, health officials said Tuesday.

The man, whom officials did not identify, is at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital in respiratory isolation.
He is not facing prosecution, health officials said.
Nope, he's just not getting out.

There will be no lawyers.

There will be no habeus corpus.

There will be no charges.

He'll just be held prisoner, because he's a risk to society.

For an indefinite amount of time.

And there won't be a peep from the left!

The man said the CDC contacted him in Rome during his honeymoon, telling him that he had to return home and that he had to turn himself in to Italian authorities, be isolated and be treated there, the Journal-Constitution reported.

"He was told in no uncertain terms not to take a flight back," Cetron said.

In an attempt to evade the no-fly list that the CDC had put him on, he and his wife flew into Canada and drove to the U.S., he told the newspaper.

"I'm a very well-educated, successful, intelligent person," he told the paper. "This is insane to me that I have an armed guard outside my door when I've cooperated with everything other than the whole solitary-confinement-in-Italy thing."
Oh, OTHER than that little quarantine order, boo-hoo, I did all you asked!

The quarantine order was the first since 1963, when the government quarantined a patient with smallpox, according to the CDC.
Health officials worry about "multidrug-resistant" TB, which can withstand the mainline antibiotics isoniazid and rifampin. The man was infected with something even worse "extensively drug-resistant" TB, also called XDR-TB, which resists many drugs used to treat the infection.

There have been 17 U.S. XDR-TB cases since 2000, according to CDC statistics.
Why are not hordes of lawyers and protesters descending to free this poor man who broke no laws?

It's what they do for the soulless killers at Guantanamo!

Clearly, this proves they are not motivated by any kind of pure "principal."

They just want to harm the war effort.

But they don't want to get XDR-TB, I mean, that would be crazy!

Just send him to Gitmo and be done with it!

Here's an idea, have the CDC just declare all the terrorists to be health risks, and have them quarantined on "doctor's orders."

There'd be no points to be scored against George Bush then, in fighting for their release, and we could hold them forever without any more fuss!

Until the tribunal-ordered hangings start, anyway!


Blogger The_Bad said...

This story is getting stranger by the minute.

ATLANTA (Associated Press) -- The honeymooner quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis was identified Thursday as a 31-year-old Atlanta personal injury lawyer whose new father-in-law is a CDC microbiologist specializing in the spread of TB.

Where to begin? Do we find it at all odd that the father-in-law just happens to be with the CDC and specializes in TB?

And, on a lighter note, do we see the irony in a personal injury lawyer knowingly exposing a bunch of people to this disease? Ah, the lawsuits...

3:43 PM, May 31, 2007  
Blogger RDS said...

Curiouser and curiouser!

7:47 PM, May 31, 2007  

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