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The US military might have to quarantine areas of the United States if there was a serious outbreak of the deadly avian flu, George Bush has said. The President said he would ask Congress to consider giving him powers to use the army if bird flu struck.
Mr Bush said on Tuesday that he was concerned about the danger avian flu poses to the world, though he was not predicting an outbreak in the US.
"I am just suggesting that we better be thinking about it," he said. "And we are. And we're more than thinking about it; we're trying to put plans in place."
Regional quarantine would raise difficult policy decisions and legal issues, but the possibility had to be discussed.
"It's one thing to shut down your airplanes, it's another thing to prevent people from coming in to get exposed to the avian flu," he said. "To do this, we might have to use the military, which is able to plan and move."
This is the second time in two weeks that Mr Bush has suggested Congress pass special laws to allow the US military to bypass the state-controlled National Guard to perform what amounts to civilian policing, which has been unlawful in the US for almost 80 years.
Originally posted by ArchAngel
Say goodbye to America after this law is passed.
There you have it folks, the end of Democracy, and the birth of the NWO.
What could be more Anti-American than to give the President dictatorial powers only IF.....
Now you can be sure the Bird Flu will be coming to America.