1 - it's just another thing for us to be afraid of so we will think we need him to save us.
2 - it puts the department of homeland security in charge in case of a disease outbreak. oh goody. can you say new orleans?
3 - rumsfeld was chairman of the board of the company which will receive most of the money and lawsuit protection. he owns between 5 and 25 million bucks worth of their stock.