It's for the children...
This is so damn serious and most Americans are oblivious to the danger.
Saddam Hussein paid $2million for a suitcase of weaponized smallpox stolen by a Russian defector who had worked on bioweapons projects. She was paid the money and then disappeared to South America.
This was independently verified by two defectors unknown to one another: one a Russian, the other an Iraqi. Present whereabouts of the weaponized smallpox is unknown - is it in Syria? Or is it in Iran?
The above information became known in the 1990s and is the reason the U.S. has stockpiled smallpox vaccinae.
For anyone wanting specific details, read the book, Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston.