In the article "Soviets Leave Anthrax Legacy" by Bruce Finley, Mr. Finley states how we are affected today by the Cold War 11 years ago. From what Finley says in this article, Muynoq, an island in Uzbekistan, has enough supervirulent brown powder to extinguish humanity. Soviet scientists tested very deadly bio-weapons there. This is a problem for Americans today because the Aral Sea is shrinking. This means that the Aral Sea is leaving a land bridge to the north that can spread anthrax. Also, this is a possibility for terrorists to reach this island, and spread anthrax. There are several arguments for and against the U.S. paying to clean up the damage in and around the Aral sea. Although it wasn't the U.S. who caused this, and it is not in the United States, it is an obligation because the U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and can be doing the world a great favor by cleaning up this mess, and preventing the spread of anthrax throughout the world. I would advise President Bush to clean up the mess. It is important for him to do this because the U.S. istrying to prevent terrorism, and this is a great way to do it. It will prevent the world from getting sick as well. Although Soviets should be responsible for cleaning this up, it is advisable for the U.S. to take action, and help clean up the world.

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