Former US Surgeon General has a few choice comments about American politics.

11 July 2007

Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as Surgeon General of the United States of America between 2002 and 2006 has gone public with some of the problems he had after his appointment by the Bush administration, and it looks like censorship, control, and politicking were the driving force behind a lot of policies and not medical research and science. Dr. Carmona went before a committee in the House of Representatives yesterday, and went on the record in stating that he was censored in many ways by the current regime, including the editing of his speeches by aides who were idealogically closer to Bush's point of view and being prevented from attending certain speaking functions outright. He also stated that he was flat-out overruled on policy positions regarding AIDS and stem cell research, regardless of the future benefits of both.