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Surgeon General Was ‘Gagged By White House’

Posted by nytexan on July 11, 2007

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us the Bush will not allow anyone to say anything that would be in direct contradiction to his twisted thought process. Can you say thought process and Bush in the same sentence? Anyway, Dr Richard Carmona testified on Tuesday about how he was not allowed to say anything in direct contradiction to president incompetent. I guess Carmona didn’t get the recent Bush directive to shut up.

  • For generations of Americans, the surgeon general has been the “nation’s doctor”, the person they turned to for unbiased advice on everything from smoking to obesity and HIV/Aids. But not under President George Bush, it now emerges.
  • Damning testimony of Dr Richard Carmona, the surgeon general from 2002 until last year, has revealed that the Bush administration frequently censored him and tried to mould his public statements to fit political goals. He was even ordered to mention President Bush three times on every page of his speeches.
  • The Bush White House banned Dr Carmona from speaking or issuing reports on stem cells, emergency contraception, sex education, prisons, mental health and international health issues, he has revealed. For years, the White House also tried to “water down” a key report on the dangers of second-hand smoke, he said. When it was published last year the report stated that even brief exposure to cigarette smoke can cause immediate harm.
  • He was also told that global warming was a “liberal cause” and to decline invitations to attend scientific discussion meetings on the subject.
  • Dr Carmona is the latest in a long line of officials claiming that political considerations take precedence over scientific facts at the Bush White House.

I guess when the neo-cons can’t breath anymore they may reconsider global warming being a “liberal cause”

  • Anything that doesn’t fit into the political appointees’ ideological, theological or political agenda is often ignored, marginalised or simply buried,” Dr Carmona said. “There is nothing worse than ignoring science or marginalising the voice of science for reasons driven by changing political winds.”
  • A White House spokesman denied the claims.

Of course they denied the claim. I would be shocked if the White House acknowledged any of the arm twisting, corrupt wrong doing that has become business as usual in this administration.


4 Responses to “Surgeon General Was ‘Gagged By White House’”

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  2. Bush is so delusional its not even remotely funny. I can’t believe that no one in the Oval Office is willing to smack some sense into him.

  3. Hang them all for treason.

  4. nytexan said

    Now Bush has nominated an anti-everything surgeon general who I hope Congress votes down.

    I’m sure if no one in the Oval Office is willing to smack some sense into him, half the country will line up to bitch slap him.

    The hangman would be employed for a few decades.

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