WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department considers the 2001
anthrax attacks solved, but for skeptics and conspiracy theorists,
it's far from over.
It's been a week since authorities laid out much of their case
against Bruce Ivins, a troubled Army scientist who killed himself
as prosecutors prepared to charge him as the lone anthrax killer.
Since then, armchair investigators, bloggers and scientists have
pored over hundreds of pages of documents and circulated their own
ideas about what happened.
University of Florida law professor Mark Fenster, an author of a
book on conspiracy theories, says the anthrax case is perfect for
conspiracy theorists. That's because it is "as dangerous as it
could possibly be, and also deeply mysterious." Fenster adds the
Bush administration's penchant for secrecy doesn't help.